Rare Single Lounge Chair by Carl Malmsten, Sweden, 1950s For Sale
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Rare Single Lounge Chair by Carl Malmsten, Sweden, 1950s

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Beautiful single sculptural lounge chair by Swedish master Carl Malmsten. Carl Malmsten (1888-1972). Carl Malmsten Studio. Sweden, circa 1950. New Upholstery. Measures: 37.5” H x 27” W x 26.75” D. Seat height: 18". Carl Malmsten (1888-1972) was Sweden's leading furniture designer in the mid-20th century. He was also an architect and educator, responsible for founding several trade schools specializing in craft and design that were crucial to advancing the Swedish arts. Malmsten's works were popularized through a multitude of exhibitions, some of which include Hemutställningen Liljevalchs in 1917 where his works were shown alongside those of well-known Swedish architects Gunnar Asplund and Uno Åhrén. He also exhibited in Gothenburg in 1923, at the World Exhibition in Paris in 1925, in New York in 1927, at Liljevalch again in 1928 and Stockholm in 1930. The Stockholm exhibition of 1930 in which Malmsten participated, however, was a definitive moment in the trajectory of Carl Malmsten designs as representative of the high standards of Swedish handicraft and artisanship. Organized by the Swedish Society of Craft and Industrial Design, the exhibition served to showcase industrial designs by craftsmen and architects that could be both practical and cost effective for working class families. While works by Malmsten were featured, he maintained that the majority of works on display were repetitive, lacking in character, and unrepresentative of Swedish culture and tradition.  

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  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 37.5 in. x W 27 in. x D 26.75 in.H 95.25 cm x W 68.58 cm x D 67.95 cm
  • Seat Height
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU78604302933
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