These two words well define Scandinavian design. In Scandinavia, things are not only designed for function but equally important is how these designs look. If you have an item that works for you and is also very pleasing to look at, you are more likely to use it more often. If it is used more often, it also needs to be made well. You will enjoy the clarity of Orrefors crystal, the simple strength of Danish Iron, the warmth of a wool sweater, the softness of an Swedish throw on a cool evening and the feel of a handcrafted piece of wood.