I thought it unfair to compare Ellis Bergh to Vike Lindstrand as the latter, was a generation on and benefitted preumably from the greater artistic latitude that the heady and boyant 50s market allowed.
What you have to say about the differences in marketing style between the two companies is very interesting. Can I presume that the lack of attention to designers at Kosta ceased once Lindstrand took over ?
I can understand commercially why a firm might wish to promote a house style and name recognition over that of individual designers. After all designers could leave and go to competitors but to me it seems a very short sighted policy and as well as being counter productive in the short-term from what you say.
As to Kaj Franck, given your comment I'm puzzed that his own studio pieces (at minimum) seem to appear regularly as signed.