Carl Malmsten - Design Day Sale London Monday, April 27, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Atlas Copco, Nacka, Stockholm, 1956
    Acquired from the above by a former employee, 1970s
    Thence by descent

  • Literature

    Tyra Lundgren, 'Märta Måås Fjetterström Gärning', Form: Svenska Slöjdföreningens Tidskrift, no. 1, 1940, p. 196 for a similar example
    Åke Stavenow, ed., Form: Svenska Slöjdföreningens Tidskrift, no. 1, 1945, p. 227 for an advertisement
    Erik Zahle, ed., A Treasury of Scandinavian Design: The standard authority on Scandinavian-designed furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics and metal, New York, 1961, p. 73, fig. 2 for a similar example

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips wishes to thank Hanna Berndalen from the Carl Malmsten-arkivet for her assistance with the cataloguing of the present lot.


Set of ten 'Chefen större' armchairs, from the Atlas Copco boardroom, Nacka, Stockholm

designed 1943, executed 1956
Mahogany, fabric, brass studs.
Each: 90.8 x 66.3 x 69.7 cm (35 3/4 x 26 1/8 x 27 1/2 in.)
Produced by Carl Malmsten AB, Stockholm, Sweden. Each underside impressed with CM.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £22,500

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Design Day Sale

London Day Sale 28 April 2015 2pm