20th Century Samsas Chair - Swedish White Sheepskin FÅTÖLJ, Armchair by Carl Malmsten
A vintage Mid-Century modern “Samsas” chair, designed by Carl Malmsten and produced by O.H. Sjögren. The Swedish armchair is standing on four, small straight Birchwood feet in good condition. FÅTÖLJ, product code 776830. Newly upholstered in white sheepskin. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1940 - 1960, Sweden, Scandinavia.
Seat dimensions: 17" H x 17.5" W x 20" D
Carl Malmsten was a famous Swedish furniture designer, architect, and educator born in 1888 Sweden and passed away in 1972. He collaborated with Gunnar Asplund and Uno Ahren. Malmsten has a lasting influence on Swedish design through the two schools which he founded, the Carl Malmsten furniture studies. In 1945, Malmsten was honored for a design with an inaugural Prince Eugen Medal in Sweden.
O.H. Sjögren is one of the oldest Swedish furniture companies which is run by the fourth generation. The company was originally founded in circa 1870 by C. Rosén in Tranås, Sweden. In 1902, the Swedish manufacturer ( known today as O.H. Sjögren ) was taken over by Oskar Herbert Sjögren. In the early times, they were producing harnesses, saddles, etc. for horses. Later on, in the 1930’s, when the sons of Sjögren, Gustav and Olle Sjögren took over the business, the company focused on producing high quality upholstered furniture. Well-known designers have worked, designed for O.H. Sjögren, such as Carl Malmsten, Josef Frank, etc.
Material: Animal Fur, Wood
Details: Sheepskin, Birchwood
Country of Origin: Sweden
Dimensions: 33" H x 27.5" W x 25.5" D Weight: 95 lbs