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Carl Malmsten "Samspel" Sofa for AB Record , Sweden 1950s

$ 10,450
  • Description
    This model “Samspel” sofa was first introduced at the exhibition at Röhsska Museet (the Swedish Museum of Design and Crafts) in Gothenburg in 1956. The model’s name means ‘interaction’ in Swedish, which refers to not only Carl Malmsten’s design philosophy, but also to mid-century Swedish society.

    Samspel is an honest classic in Swedish design history, as comfortable as it is fastidious in the expression. Sweeping curves with an organic impression and outmost quality: these are the main characteristics that define this sofa. Even as a young designer in the early 20th century, Carl Malmsten advocated an artisanal furniture design based on local ingredients and traditions, accessible to a wide audience. The main curvature is on the top of the back and continues to the sides forming one, flowing line. The armrests have subtle, outward curving “wings” that enhance the open and welcoming impression. The organicity of the design is not broken by any heavy ornamentation, instead the tufted, symmetrically arranged buttons on the back and the luxurious wool blend upholstery are utilized to further highlight the shape of the sofa. The design is completed by tapered, solid wood legs with a dark colour that contrasts nicely with the light upholstery.

    Although Carl Malmsten’s furniture was very much a product of the thoughts and ideals of the time, they have a timeless quality that makes them equally up-to-date and loved today. This is especially true for Samspel, a much loved and coveted model that, after many years of rest, was put back into production by O.H Sjögren in 2016.

    Condition:
    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been reupholstered in a premium wool blend fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.

    Dimensions:
    61.02 in W x 31.49 in D x 35.03 in H; Seat height 15.74 in; Arm height 24.01 in
    155 cm W x 80 cm D x 89 cm H; Seat height 40 cm; Arm height 61 cm

    Shipping:
    This sofa will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in the gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Notes: Sweden
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wool, Wood
    Condition: Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been reupholstered in a premium wool blend fabric. Each of our items can be re-upholstered by our in-house atelier in a fabric of choice. Please reach out for more information.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20221141
    Incollect Reference #: 564122
  • Dimensions
    W. 61.02 in; H. 35.04 in; D. 31.5 in;
    W. 155 cm; H. 89 cm; D. 80 cm;
    Seat H. 15.75 in; Arm H. 24.02 in;
    Seat H. 40 cm; Arm H. 61 cm;
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