THE SPIRIT OF THE 1950'S
Sweden, which had its industry and infrastructure intact after the Second World War, flourished with extensive exports to the war-torn countries. Government loans helped the Swedes to build themselves out of overcrowding with an internationally high standard. Many new phenomena saw the light of day this decade. Washing machines and dishwashers and freezers facilitated the work in the homes. Sweden’s first TV program was broadcast. Better cars and roads made private motoring grow, a youth culture grew and the first Swedes went on a charter trip.
ARCHITECTURE IN THE 1950S
Design joy – The war is over and the 1950s were the decade of design. The villas would have an attractive appearance but be practical to live in. They tried new shapes and material combinations such as brick, plaster and eternit on the facades. Red or yellow bricks, glazed roof tiles, concrete glass, copper and teak were exclusive materials used in the artisanal construction of the villas. Construction standardization for a uniform standard for construction products such as kitchens, doors and windows begins.
EXTERIOR DOORS 1950'S
The entrances are designed individually and there is a great variety of exterior doors during this period. They are either made of solid oak or clad with teak veneer and are often glazed and sometimes have large side sections, including the glazed ones. The exterior doors were sometimes decorated with geometric patterns, even the glass in the side lights could be diamond or hexagon shaped. The entrance was often built with small canopies over the front door and decorative stair railings in painted wrought iron in geometric designs.
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