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Scandinavian Design

The concept of Scandinavian Design was coined in the 1950s to describe an innovative and auspicious period in Swedish design. In Scandinavia, the Danes dominated furniture manufacturing, while Sweden was a step ahead in glass and ceramics. The furniture was characterized by organic design and often made of teak. New materials and technologies, such as foam rubber, molded fiberglass, molded plywood and aluminum, began to be used, changing the ground rules for furniture production.

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