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Government of Sweden - Expo Seattle 1962

Government of Sweden at the Exhibition Expo Seattle 1962
© Museum of History & Industry, Seattle ( )
Architect(s) : Paul Thiry

The Swedish pavilion at the International Plaza and Boulevard West was divided into four sections.

The first of the four sections was built around three important Swedish products - wood, steel and glass. A 2.5 ton coloured glass wall and a large piece of iron ore were displayed near the back wall made of Swedish wood.

On the opposite wall there were seven treasure chests displaying eight great Swedish inventions.

The lounge area was furnished with modern Swedish furniture and a carpet especially for this room.

The second section was the "Svenska Butiken" - Swedish shop - in which the famous Swedish glass and various goods, ceramics, cutlery, textiles, books and music records were displayed. The items were on sale.

The Vasa exhibition recreated the exciting story of the refloating of a sunken Swedish warship in the 17th century. The icy mud that covered the 14,000 tons of the ship, preserved the ship completely.

The fourth section of the pavilion was a temporary exhibition that changed throughout the duration of the World Fair, presenting different aspects of Swedish life, culture and industry.

Article based on Official Books Seattle World's Fair 1962