The modern, innovative style known in Sweden as functionalism was introduced at the 1930 Stockholm Exhibition. The international name for this style is modernism, or the International Style. The style is characterized by simple geometric shapes, lack of embellishment, clean surfaces and the idea of placing the function of the object at the center. Form and function are considered to be interdependent. An easily-cleaned home is valued, which influences the interior design. Furniture was made of tubular steel and bentwood. Black was the height of fashion.
We'll start 2015 with a number of interviews with independent watchmakers from all over Europe, starting with Sweden's Halda Watch Co. What they have accomplished with their Space Discovery and Race Pilot is absolutely amazing. Today Johan Sehlstedt will start with the first of a two part intereview with CEO Mikael Sandström, Halda Watch Co.