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Swedish culture, simple beauty, functional design, major contributions, technical skills

Sweden has developed a modern industrial culture based on natural resources, technical skills, and a sense of quality. The people have tended to maintain provincial traditions and customs because of the isolated location of the country. Swedish society and life are characterized by simplicity and even severity resulting from geographic and economic conditions. Over the centuries, however, Swedish traders have returned with ideas and products that have been assimilated into Swedish culture. In the 18th century French influence was especially important in modifying Swedish culture.

Sweden has made major contributions to art, design, literature, music, and motion pictures. Modern Swedish crafts such as ceramics, furniture, glass, silver, stainless steel, and textiles have received international recognition for simple beauty, form, and functional design. Orrefors is a center noted for its artistry in making glassware.

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Swedish culture, simple beauty, functional design, major contributions, technical skills, simplicity, severity, ceramics, economic conditions, customs, textiles, furniture, silver, Sweden, natural resources, music, ideas, stainless steel, literature, life, people, form, products

 
 

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