Erik Gunnar Asplund - Design New York Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Göteborg Law Courts, Göteborg, Sweden
    Jacksons, Stockholm
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Gustav Holmdahl et. al., eds., Gunnar Asplund Architect: 1885-1940, Stockholm, 1950, pp. 166-67
    Filippo Alison, ed., Erik Gunnar Asplund: mobili e oggetti, Milan, 1985, p. 45

  • Catalogue Essay

    When he designed the Göteborg Law Courts in the mid-1930s, Erik Gunnar Asplund paneled the walls of the kidney-shaped courtrooms in pine, creating a contrast of vertical lines and organic curves. Asplund carried the dynamic aesthetic into the furniture he designed for the Law Courts as well, such as the present wood and leather armchair, which was placed behind the arched stand in one of the courtrooms.


Armchair, designed for the Göteborg Law Courts

circa 1935
Hickory, beech, leather.
43 1/2 x 28 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. (110.5 x 73 x 60.3 cm)

$8,000 - 12,000 

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New York Auction 6 June 2018