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$ 20,900

Swedish Modern Sofa, Sweden 1940s

Origin Sweden
Period 1920-1949
Materials Wood - Fabric
W. 86.61 in; H. 33.46 in; D. 54.33 in;
W. 220 cm; H. 85 cm; D. 138 cm;
Seat H. 21.65 in;
Seat H. 55 cm;
Condition Good. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been reupholstered recently in a premium fabric. We have added two geometric pillows.
Creation Date 1940s
Description By the middle of the 20th century, design and handicrafts from Sweden had caught the eye of the outside world. Since the 1910s, the modern form movement had worked for a modern and functional form. Functionalism had a major public breakthrough during the Stockholm Exhibition in 1930, however, the objective, square and stripped-down functionalist style was short-lived.

The term Swedish Modern was quickly established as a reinterpretation of modernity during the 1940s, and the new Swedish Modern style, early and square functionalism was replaced by a freer and more artistic ideal. These qualities perfectly describe this amazing sofa, standing on no less than five legs. This four-seater sofa has a welcoming presence that exudes high quality craftsmanship and design. This gently curved sofa model is on par with Otto Schulz’s similar model, even surpassing it in many aspects. The rounded edges and curves create flowing lines, which is further enhanced by the upholstery’s spectacular pattern. The horizontal lines add depth to the tufted backrest, which creates an interesting look, especially when lit. Like the tufted buttons on the backrest, the legs are arranged symmetrically, creating a balanced look. With a careful combination of organic shapes, master craftsmanship, and luxurious materials, both modernity, craft history and tradition were combined in this sofa.

Swedish Modern made the Swedish form widely known. This second generation of 'functionalists' affirmed craftsmanship, tradition and history. The new style thus signalled both status, unassuming and sensitive awareness right up to the 1960s. The country had a second international breakthrough at the end of the 1930s - under the term Swedish Modern, and a third one that is happening right now, and looking at this sofa, is unlikely to end anytime soon.

In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The sofa has been reupholstered recently in a premium fabric. We have added two geometric pillows.

78.74 in W x 54.33 in D x 33.46 in H x 21.64 in Seat Height
220cm W x 138cm D x 85cm H x 55 Seat Height

This sofa will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the works in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Scandinavian Modern
Dealer Reference Number 20210704
Incollect Reference Number 491385
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