Swedish Grace; Artistic movement, encompassing architecture,
design and craft that emerged in the 1920’s. Also known as
Nordic Classism. A short but intensely creative period that
coincided with Sweden’s transition into a modern, industrialized
nation. The style was a clear break from the national romantic
and jugend styles that predated it. Taking inspiration
from classical antiquity, with clean lines, restrained proportions
and spare, considered surface decoration, the style can
be seen as a bridge to the radically modern style of functionalism.
The style came to have an international breakthrough at
the Paris Exhibition of 1925 and paved way to international
success for Swedish design and craft.