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Goran Malmvall Furniture

Swedish

Vintage Göran Malmvall furniture reflects the skill and precision of a craftsman focused on geometry and sumptuous simplicity. The Swedish designer's tables and case pieces are sleek and striking, with elegant, clean lines that emphasize the function-first sensibility typically associated with Scandinavian modernism. An adept cabinetmaker with considerable technical expertise, Malmvall created furniture that is widely loved by design enthusiasts all over the world. 

Malmvall was born in Berghem, Sweden, and was the youngest son of Karl Andersson — the master cabinetmaker and founder of the reputable furniture company Karl Andersson & Söner. Malmvall grew up on the small family farm in Berghem with his ten brothers and sisters but was so frequently in the factory that he often slept there.  At the young age of 17, he became a foreman on the production floor and, eventually, factory manager. 

Early on, Malmvall showed a considerable talent for design and began studying furniture-making in his spare time. He took design courses near his hometown, and he was brought into the family business at a young age. Malmvall furthered his studies under the tutelage of Carl Malmsten, a prominent designer and educator associated with Swedish modernism. 

Malmvall became an integral part of Karl Andersson & Söner and one of its leading designers. In 1972, he created the iconic KA72 series of storage cabinets — a completely customizable system that can be purchased with solid-wood or glass-front doors and open shelving. The KA72 collection is still available from Karl Karl Andersson & Söner today and is versatile enough for any room in the home.

Malmvall went on to design for several Scandinavian furniture companies. The slender dining chairs, sofas and tables he created for Svensk Fur are likely his best known designs. He remained a designer for Karl Andersson & Söner until 1982. The designer’s son, Karl Malmvall, is also a successful furniture designer who worked for IKEA.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Göran Malmvall seating, tables, case pieces and more.

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Creator: Goran Malmvall
Rocking chair by Göran Malmvall for Karl Andersson & Söner, 1940s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Brescia, IT
Pine wood rocking chair with armrests. A Swedish design piece that is part of the Svensk Fur range, a type of pine furniture designed specifically for Swedish summer homes in the la...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall Green stained 'Sportstugemöbler' dining set
By Goran Malmvall, Svensk Fur
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Green stained Mid-century Göran Malmvall 'Sportstugemöbler' Pine dinging set for Karl Anderson, 1960s. The youngest child of Karl Andersson, the company's fo...
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Pair of Pine Side Chairs by Göran Malmvall for Karl Andersson & Söner, 1970s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Helsinki, FI
Set of two '528' Swedish pine dining chairs by Göran Malmwall manufactured by Karl Andersson & Söner, Husqvarna, Sweden.
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1970s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall Dining Office Chair in Pine Produced in Sweden, 1940s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare dining chair in pine designed by Göran Malmvall and produced by Svensk Fur in the 1940s. In good vintage condition with some signs from age and use. Perfect as side or office ch...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall, Rocking Chair, Sweden, 1940s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rocking chair designed by Göran Malmvall, Svensk fur/Swedish pine for Karl Andersson & Söner. Made in the 1940s. Thus style of pine furniture were d...
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1940s European Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Midcentury Rocking Chair in Pine, Göran Malmvall, Sweden, 1940s
By Goran Malmvall, Svensk Fur
Located in Hillringsberg, SE
Rocking chair, made in solid pine, designed by Göran Malmvall for Svensk Fur, Sweden. Modernist design in traditional Swedish workmanship, made to adapt to the new era in the late ...
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1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall, Rocking Chair in Pine, Sweden 1940s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Berlin, DE
A rocking chair in solid Nordic pine, designed by Göran Malmvall in the 1940s and executed by Carl Andersson & Söner in Sweden. Excellent vintage condi...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Mid Century Arm Chair in Pine by Göran Malmvall Produced by Svensk Fur, 1940s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare mid century armchair in stained pine by Göran Malmvall produced by Svensk Fur, 1940s. In good original condition. Dimensions: H: 86 cm / 34" W: 61 cm / 24" D: 56 cm / 22" SH: ...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Four Göran Malmvall Mid Century Dining Chairs in Pine Produced in Sweden, 1940s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rare set of four mid century dining chairs in pine by Göran Malmvall produced by Svensk Fur, 1940s. In good original and matching condition. All chairs are stable and have been gone...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Set of 4 Swedish Pine Chairs by Göran Malmvall, Svensk Fur, 1960s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Designed by Göran Malmvall and produced by Svensk Fur, 1950s.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmwall, Cabinets, Pine, Sweden, 1960s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in High Point, NC
A pair of pine cabinets designed by Göran Malmwall and produced by Karl Andersson & Söner, Sweden, c. 1960s.
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1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Svensk Fur two-door commode
By Goran Malmvall
Located in 'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, NL
Two door dresser in pine by Svensk Fur. Designer: Göran Malmvall. Interior with removable drawers and shelves.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Scandinavian Modern Cabinet from Göran Malmvall
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Skå, SE
Elevate your interior with the Scandinavian Modern cabinet by the acclaimed designer Göran Malmvall, a masterpiece crafted in cherry wood and brass. This iconic piece embodies the es...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Brass

Göran Malmvall, Three Seater Sofa in Pine & Bouclé, Swedish Modern, 1940s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Odense, DK
Elegant pine sofa with soft curves. Reupholstered and freshly made cushion in luxurious Bouclé, Storr 1501 (Eggshell) from BUTE fabric. Made by Swedish Designer Göran Malmvall in the 1950s. Beautiful wood grains that complement this sculptural sofa. A rare object...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Bouclé, Pine

Scandinavian Modern Cabinet of Göran Malmvall 3 pieces
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Skå, SE
Elevate your interior with the Scandinavian Modern cabinet by the acclaimed designer Göran Malmvall, a masterpiece crafted in cherry wood and brass. This iconic piece embodies the es...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Brass

Scandinavia Modern Cabinet of Göran Malmvall
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Skå, SE
Elevate your interior with the Scandinavian Modern cabinet by the acclaimed designer Göran Malmvall, a masterpiece crafted in cherry wood and brass. This iconic piece embodies the es...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Brass

Goran Malmvall Swedish Fir Chest with Ring Handles, Sweden, 1940, signed
By Svensk Fur, Goran Malmvall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Goran Malmvall Swedish Fir Chest with Ring Handles, Sweden, 1940, signed Fir, Brass, original key H: 29.5 D: 15.25 W: 33.5
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Fir

Göran Malmvall Bureau / Chest of Drawers, Sweden, 1960s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Bureau / chest of drawers in pine designed by Göran Malmvall, produced in Sweden by Svensk Fur, 1960s. Global front door shipping available.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Set of 8 Swedish Pine Chairs by Göran Malmvall, Svensk Fur, 1950s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced by Svensk Fur, 1950s. Designed by Göran Malmvall.
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Pair of Swedish Pine Chairs by Göran Malmvall, 1950s
By Axel Einar Hjorth, Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Pine. Produced by Svensk Fur, Sweden, 1950s.  
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Set of 6 Swedish Pine Chairs by Göran Malmvall, Svensk Fur, 1960s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Produced by Svensk Fur, 1950s. Designed by Göran Malmvall.
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall Armchair in Pine by Svensk Fur in Sweden
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Göteborg, SE
Rare Swedish Armchair in Pine by Goran Malmvall for Svensk Fur. Designed in 1940s.
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall Svensk Stamped Modernist Rustic Pine Cabinet, Sweden 1950's
By Goran Malmvall
Located in New York, NY
Rare tall cabinet by Göran Malmvall of Sweden, produced by Svensk Furnishings. Pine slat construction on angled compass legs, four drawers, and three shelves inside original finish, ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Svensk Fur 513 Rocking Chair for Karl Malmvall, Sportstugemöbel. Sweden 1940/50s
By Goran Malmvall, Svensk Fur
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rocking chair in pine designed by Göran Malmvall, Svensk Fur - series model 513 for Karl Andersson & Söner. Sportstugemöbel, a part of the trend of Sportstugor / cabins with focus on sport activities as skiing, built in Sweden during the mid-1900s. Nice patina, signs of age and wear. Natural cracks -nothing that effects the stability. Sheepskin and original seat pillow included. Göran Malmvall (1917-2001), youngest son of the founder of Karl Andersson & Söner. Göran Malmvall was a pupil of Carl Malmsten. He was active as a furniture designer at Karl Andersson & Söner from an early age until 1982. He designed among others, Svensk Fur, Svitjod and the popular KA 72 cabinet...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Pine Dining Chairs by Göran Malmvall for Svensk Fur, Set of 4
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Göteborg, SE
Set of 4 chairs by Göran Malmvall Svensk Fur, Sweden. The chairs are made in solid pine around.
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall "501" Pine Dining Chairs for Svensk Fur, Sweden 1950s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Utrecht, NL
The Svensk Fur produced line of Göran Malmvall furniture is a nod to modernist design with traditional Swedish craftsmanship. The design of these chairs relays an insight about the society and culture in which it was produced: closeness to nature, the appreciation of a clutter-free environment and the value of quality handiwork. Göran Malmvall’s Swedish pine designs often get compared to the designs of Axel Einar Hjorth, even though its pieces are exceptional designs on their own merit. Self-taught, Göran Malmvall was a highly skilled cabinetmaker with considerable technical expertise, and was renowned for the boldness of his innovations. This set of dining chairs holds a strong expression with its sturdy shaped, organic design, which is dominated by the natural beauty of the material. The backrests are formed by straight lines that slightly curve near the edges. This curvature is followed by the seats that are carved ergonomically, creating visual interest. The joinery is visible throughout the chairs, and features both bolts and seamless wooden joinery which is always a sign of quality craftsmanship. The wide backrests showcase the solid pinewood’s beautiful pattern, reinforcing the rustic feel of the design along with the conical legs that are gently tapered and tilted to support stability. The simple design of these chairs is in line with the Swedish ideals of functional furniture. However, it also portrays a sense of tranquillity that is unique to Scandinavia. This set is sure to bring this sense to any space while providing stability, sitting comfort, and natural beauty via the Swedish pine. Condition: In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Items have scratches and marks on the wood. Dimensions: 16.14 in W x 17.32 in D x 31.88 in H; Seat height 17.71 in 41 cm W x 44 cm D x 81 cm H; Seat height 45 cm ?About the Designer: Göran Malmvall (1917–2001) was the youngest son of the manufacturing company’s founder, Karl Andersson. He studied furniture design under Carl Malmsten and was involved with the family business from an early age until 1982, mainly in the capacity of an in-house furniture designer. Self-taught, he was a highly skilled cabinet-maker with considerable technical expertise, and was renowned for the boldness of his innovations. His most notable designs include Svensk Fur, Svitjod and, not least, the KA 72 cabinet...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Midcentury Modern Sculptural Dining Table in Pine Göran Malmvall, Sweden
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Hillringsberg, SE
Wonderful dining table in solid pine produced in Sweden by Svensk Fur and designed by Göran Malmvall. This table is a splendid example of Swedish functi...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Midcentury Modern Set of 4 Pine Sculptural Dining Chairs Göran Malmvall Sweden
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Hillringsberg, SE
These scupltural pine chairs was desinged by famous Göran Malmvall and produced at Svensk Fur. The chairs gives good impression. The chairs have been sandes down but stil gives a...
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall, Bench in Solid Pine, K.Anderson & Söner, Sweden, 1940s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Berlin, DE
Pine bench model "Svensk Fur", designed by Göran Malmvall and executed by Larl Andersson & Söner in Sweden the 1940s. Great vintage patina, ready to use.
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Swedish Desk and Stool by Göran Malmvall 1940s/'50s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Brescia, IT
Pine wood table and stool set designed by G.Malmvall for The Swedish Fur company. Two pieces of furniture of Scandinavian origin, evident in the type of wood used and the rustic b...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Dining Table by Göran Malmvall
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Brescia, IT
Dining table designed by Göran Malmvall and produced by the Swedish company Svensk Fur in the 1960s. The frame is made of pine wood and is square in ...
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1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall "Swenks Fur" Dining Table, Sweden, 1950s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Utrecht, NL
This “Svensk Fur” or ‘Swedish Pine’ dining table is a nod to modernist design with traditional Swedish craftsmanship. The design relays an insight about the society and culture in which it was produced: closeness to nature, the appreciation of a clutter-free environment and the value of quality handiwork. The Malmvall pieces that appeal to most are the models designed for “Svensk Fur”, for the sheer fact that they seem completely contemporary and undated. The pieces of the line, such as this table, are often compared to the designs of Axel Einar Hjorth, even though Malmvall’s designs are exceptional on their own merit. Self-taught, Göran Malmvall was a highly skilled cabinetmaker with considerable technical expertise and was renowned for the boldness of his innovations. This table holds a natural expression with its airy and organic design, which is dominated by the natural beauty of the material and the creative use of the tenon and mortise joinery. The rectangular tabletop showcases the solid pine’s pattern, reinforcing the rustic feel. The legs have carved out vertical lines, a smart detail that elongates them optically. Göran Malmvall, the youngest son of Karl Andersson, was a highly skilled cabinetmaker with considerable technical expertise and was renowned for the boldness of his innovations. His expertise can be traced not only in this detail, but also in the legs’ joinery technique. Swedish modern – despite its name – in many ways transcends the word ‘modern’, and so does Malmvall. Like the style, the Svensk Fur pieces can be incorporated successfully into contemporary and traditional interiors alike, lending themselves to a timeless and universal appeal. Condition: In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor scratches and marks on the wood. Dimensions: 51.18 in W x 31.1 in D x 28.34 in H 130 cm W x 79 cm D x 72 cm H About the Designer: Göran Malmvall (1917–2001) was the youngest son of the manufacturing company’s founder, Karl Andersson. He studied furniture design under Carl Malmsten and was involved with the family business from an early age until 1982, mainly in the capacity of an in-house furniture designer. Self-taught, he was a highly skilled cabinet-maker with considerable technical expertise, and was renowned for the boldness of his innovations. His most notable designs include Svensk Fur, Svitjod and, not least, the KA 72 cabinet...
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1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Wood

Göran Malmvall, Svensk Fur, Set of 4 Pine Chairs
By Goran Malmvall, Svensk Fur
Located in Hasselt, VLI
Set of 4 vintage pine chairs by Göran Malmvall for Svensk Fur Sweden mid-20th Century. Some resemblances with the Utö dining chairs by Axel Einar Hjo...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

1950's Göran Malmvall Dining Table for Svensk Fur
By Goran Malmvall, Svensk Fur
Located in Madrid, ES
Dining Table in Pine Wood designed by Goran Malmvall for Svensk Fur. Sweden, 1950s. Excellent restored condition 6 Chairs Available for the dining set (See Pictures).
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1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall Pine Coffee Table for Svensk Fur, Sweden 1940s
By Goran Malmvall, Svensk Fur
Located in Utrecht, NL
This simple, beautifully designed and executed coffee table shows why this is. This early mid-century modern Göran Malmvall table combines aesthet...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Swedish Pine Sofa by Göran Malmvall for Svensk Fur
By Goran Malmvall, Svensk Fur
Located in Karlstad, SE
A rare and beautiful pine sofa by Göran Malmvall for Svensk Fur, Sweden cirka 1940. This sofa is made of solid wood and a curved backre...
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Rare Swedish Armchair in Pine by Goran Malmvall voor Svensk Fur, 1940s
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Den Haag, NL
Rare Swedish armchair in pinewood designed by Goran Malmvall, Manufactured by Svensk Fur, circa 1940. The chair is completely made of pinewood. Features a curved back, seat, and arm...
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1940s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Pine Rocking Chair by Göran Malmvall in the Svensk Fur Range for Karl Andersson
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Uppsala, SE
Rocking chair designed by Göran Malmvall in the Svensk Fur range for Karl Andersson & Söner. Made in the 1940s. This type of pine furniture became popular during the late 1930s and i...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Göran Malmvall, Set '8' with Pine Chairs, Sportstugemöbler / Scandinavian Modern
By Goran Malmvall
Located in Stockholm, SE
Göran Malmvall (1917-2001), was born into the furniture & design industry. As the youngest son of the founder Karl Andersson of Karl Andersson & Sons/Söner. He studied at Carl Malmsten, which started a furniture making school 1930. Many designs of Malmvall are sometimes mistaken as Malmsten. Malmvall worked for his fathers company from an early age until 1982. Among his most known works are the Svensk Fur collection, Svitjod and the KA 72 cabinet series, which was designed in 1972. These classic swedish pine chairs...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Goran Malmvall Furniture

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Pine

Goran Malmvall furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Goran Malmvall furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Goran Malmvall furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Goran Malmvall were created in the Scandinavian Modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Börje Johanson, Sven Larsson, and David Rosén. Prices for Goran Malmvall furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at £583 and can go as high as £14,362, while a piece like these, on average, fetch £2,233.

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