The internationally renowned exhibition "Norwegian Icons: Important Norwegian Design" is coming to New York City from May 23 to June 1 at Openhouse Gallery. The exhibition features over 500 pieces from 1940-1975, a significant era in Norwegian history and its design legacy. The show, which has gained successful reception in both Oslo and Tokyo, includes rare decorative arts, jewelry, and furniture, as well as fine art pieces by Norwegian artists, including Edvard Munch.

We got in touch with the "Norwegian Icons" team, who gave us some extra insight into the exhibition and Norwegian design's contribution to the international field as a whole. Here are 10 Reasons Norwegian Design is Awesome

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