While surfing the web, I came across Retro To Go. They had a post about Carl Malmsten Samsas sofa and easy chair. The style "originated in the 1920s when Malmsten was working on furniture for the then newly constructed Stockholm Concert Hall." There is still a company that makes Malmsten sofas.
Retro To Go writes,
His design style was routed in his Swedish background and traditions – he worked a lot with the blond woods that are now so closely associated with Scandinavian style – and he wanted his furniture to inspire a warmth feeling. This certainly is reflected in this pleasing curving design. One of Malmsten's main achievements was to found two schools of design and also to establish co-operative furniture making workshops. It's these that continue to produce the furniture manufactured under his name today.
No fashion goes out of style. Good design just gets put away and then brought back at a later date.
Bev & Mike
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