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


Skrindan Sofa by Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist for OPE Möbler Jönköping, Sweden 1960s

$ 6,270
  • Description
    The “Skrindan” sofa model was designed in 1967 by iconic Swedish designer, Kerstin Hörlin-Homquist. Hörlin-Holmquist had a unique and humanistic design vision, and thanks to her uncompromising attitude, she created some of the most famous Swedish models of the era.

    The unique solid wood frame is a visual delight, with subtle decorative elements that distinguish this sofa from other models of the era. Without worrying about short-lived trends and what other people thought, Hörlin-Holmquist created her models with such precision and creativity that still makes them collectible pieces. Thanks to her unique vision, this model has an unmistakeable back and sides comprised of symmetrically arranged spindles. As the backs and armrests sit relatively low, the sofa has an open, cosy look. The upholstered, bight blue coloured loose back and seat cushions elevate the visual comfort. Uniquely, the armrests have their own cushions on the sides, which is a charming detail. The subtle elements of decoration further include the tufted buttons on the cushions and the sculpted ends of the arms and legs.

    OPE (Olof Persson Fåtöljindustri) Möbler, Jönköping produced the furniture designs of some of Scandinavia’s most renowned designers, such as Ib Kofod-Larsen, Ingemar Thillmark, and of course, Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist and her Skrindan line, including an armchair model and this sofa. The Skrindan line’s pieces are exemplary of Swedish mid-century quality and design to their core, uniting functionality with an understated, yet interesting and elegant design.

    In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor scratches on the wood. This sofa has its original fabric.

    76.18 in W x 34.25 in D x 31.1 in H; Seat height 16.92 in
    193.5 cm W x 87 cm D x 79 cm H; Seat Height 43 cm

    About the Designer:
    Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist was born on May 30, 1925 in Arvika, Sweden. She was a Swedish modernist architect and designer. Hörlin-Holmquist graduated from Stockholm’s Konstfack in 1952, and before that she studied and worked in England.

    She often worked with her husband Erik Holmquist, and together they modelled and created the pieces together. A key aspect for the couple was always to test their designs in their own home before completing a project.

    "I think both furniture and textiles, wherever they end up, must be kind, gentle and courteous, but without losing their character. They should have human qualities, not be pompous and only stand alone, but be able to adapt to the environment they end up in..."

    Hörlin-Holmquist worked and studied in England from 1946-1947 immediately after the war, where she also studied art history and became fascinated with the classic English upholstered furniture and style. Something that without a doubt inspired her own creations later in life while she still developed her own expression. She returned to Sweden where she attended Konstfack from 1948 and graduated from the school in 1952. She started working with Nordiska Kompaniet shortly after her graduation and became a lead designer. Her timeless and iconic ‘Paradiset Collection’ was created during her employment with Nordiska Kompaniet in 1956-1957 and holds a soft simplicity and a uniqueness in its appearance - light, clean lines and yet gracious with an air of romance.

    Today, her designs are highly treasured collectibles. She is primarily remembered, for her ability to create designs for the modern home in the 1950s without worrying about short-lived trends and what other people thought - to stay true to her own unique and humanistic design vision. ~H.

    This sofa will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the item in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: Sweden
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Wood - Fabric
    Condition: Good. In vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. Some minor scratches on the wood. This sofa has its original fabric.
    Creation Date: 1960s
    Styles / Movements: Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
    Dealer Reference #: 20220987
    Incollect Reference #: 541504
  • Dimensions
    W. 76.18 in; H. 31.1 in; D. 34.25 in;
    W. 193.5 cm; H. 79 cm; D. 87 cm;
    Seat H. 16.93 in;
    Seat H. 43 cm;
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