Offered by: H. Gallery
Concordiastraat 68 - 127 Utrecht 3551EM , Netherlands Call Seller 0031302270051


“Marino” Armchair by Carl Malmsten for O.H. Sjögren, Sweden 1930s

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  • Description
    The “Marino” armchair was designed in 1937, just 2 years before Malmsten participated in the New York World Fair. It was there that the expression “Swedish Modern” was launched, but Malmsten remained a traditionalist, mainly concerned with comfort in the home.

    As with so many of Malmsten’s pieces of furniture, “Marino” was modelled on an earlier design – his own or from previous generations. This armchair belongs to Carl Malmsten's earlier works, and the structure is traditionally made of solid pine from Swedish forests. As it can be expected from the “Master of Wood”, the frame is expertly designed, with ergonomic and aesthetic principles at its very core. While this armchair may seem less “Malmstenesque”, it already has the gentle curves that defined Malmsten’s later designs. This is especially visible in the characteristic rolled armrests that define the profile of this chair model, curling outwards to create a welcoming look. The gently bent backrest is highlighted with tufted buttons sitting deep in the lush bouclé fabric. The textured fabric not only contrasts with the warm-coloured wood both in colour and texture to create a stylish, visually interesting look, it also enlivens every single angle and curvature. The structure is supported by tapered, solid wood legs that add an organic touch to the design.

    The design is reminiscent of the furnishings of the sitting room of Ulriksdal Palace, which was given to the crown prince and princess, Gustav and Louise, by the Swedish people in 1923. Carl Malmsten was commissioned to create the decor for the room, and like his “Oskar” armchair, the “Marino” may have similarly been a template for this period and perhaps that is why Carl Malmsten gave the chair a royal-sounding (“of the sea” in Latin) name. The company known today as O.H. Sjögren was established as early as the 1870s. Carl Malmsten, who had hitherto only produced the most exclusive and unique furniture for a limited and affluent clientele, sought manufacturers who were able to produce his furniture in larger volumes without compromising the high demands he placed on craftsmanship and quality. He chose O.H. Sjögren, and together they developed and marketed the many items of upholstered furniture that have become classics today.

    In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in premium bouclé 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.

    29.92 in W x 30.7 in D x 33.85 in H; Seat height 16.53 in; Seat depth 19.68 in; Seat height 22.83 in
    76 cm W x 78 cm D x 86 cm H; Seat height 42 cm; Seat depth 50 cm; Arm height 58 cm

    This armchair will be packaged and shipped with the greatest care and attention to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.

    VAT normally applies and will be added to items when purchased by a European buyer or transported to a location within the EU.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Bouclé Fabric, Wood
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use. The chair has been reupholstered recently in premium bouclé 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: 1930s
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Dealer Reference #: 20232063
    Incollect Reference #: 700683
  • Dimensions
    W. 29.92 in; H. 33.86 in; D. 30.71 in;
    W. 76 cm; H. 86 cm; D. 78 cm;
    Seat H. 16.54 in; Arm H. 22.83 in;
    Seat H. 42 cm; Arm H. 58 cm;
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Located in Utrecht, The Netherlands, H. Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary design with a strong focus on Brazil and Scandinavia. The gallery strives to preserve and promote especially Brazil's rich design heritage and curates a select group of contemporary artists. Meticulous research, ie getting in contact with the original designers, producers, their heirs, and retrieving and indexing old catalogues and magazines is at the heart of its activities. All works presented excel in great

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