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Carl Malmsten Samsas sofa and easy chair

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Skandium are stocking Carl Malmsten's Samsas easy chair and sofa. The design looks fresh and elegant today but actually originated in the 1920s when Malmsten was working on furniture for the then newly constructed Stockholm Concert Hall. 

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. 

As you may imagine, there is a price to pay for this quality of work: the easy chair starts at £1562 and the sofas from £2822.

Buy them at Skandium

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