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The Scandinavian Influence

A movement was started in the Scandinavian countries to produce a new style of furniture that combined functional fitness efficiency with qualifications of human appeal.

Variously referred to as "Swedish Modern," "Danish Design," and "Scandinavian Contemporary," much of this furniture, made in Denmark, Fin-land, Norway, and Sweden, has been imported into this country and has inspired the design of our contemporary furniture.

While the vast range and diversity of Scandinavian designs defy generalization of description, most of this furniture, as shown on these pages, reflects austere simplicity based on the purity of purpose. It eschews pompous ornamentation, depending on fine lines, superb craftsmanship, and rich application of natural ma- materials. It has the original beauty of all things honest unto their purpose.

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