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  • Catalogue Essay

    During the 1920s, Carl Malmsten – interior architect, furniture designer, professor – was a leading practitioner of a regional neo-classicism known internationally as ‘Swedish Grace’. Malmsten’s use of blonde woods and natural motifs evinced his interest in traditional Swedish craftsmanship and vernacular forms. His important commissions included the interiors of Stockholm’s Concert Hall as well as the Stadshuset, or City Hall, where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. In addition, Malmsten participated in various important international exhibitions including the Gothenburg Jubilee Exhibition (1923), the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris (1925) and the Stockholm Exhibition (1930).


Dining table

c. 1920
Produced by Cabinetmaker Hjalmar Jackson, Sweden. Ash, rosewood-veneered wood, inset top with marquetry inlays.
76.3 x 239.4 x 104.7 cm (30 x 94 1/4 x 41 1/4 in)

£40,000 - 50,000 

Important Nordic Design

17 November 2011