Danish Modern

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This term, like its counterparts Scandinavian Modern and Swedish Modern, was widely used from the 1950s onwards to describe those qualities of Danish design that acknowledged some of the characteristics of Modernism but was characterized by the use of more traditional materials, natural finishes, organic shapes, sculptural form, and a respect for craftsmanship. Such ideas perhaps originated in the design and teachings of Kaare Klint before the Second World War, but were more closely identified with the work of leading furniture designers such as Finn Juhl, Hans Wegner, and Arne Jacobsen.

Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art.

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