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Elegant, stately lounge chairs designed by Elias Svedberg in 1939 for the interior of the cooperative housing company HSB’s headquarters. Masterfully executed by hand at HSB:s own workshop, Sparreholms Snickerifabrik. Made from mahogany with beautifully carved armrests and black leather attached with decorative nails.

This pair, which is of a model that has never been in serial production, was purchased from the son of a previous employee at HSB’s headquarters.

Designer: Elias Svedberg
Maker: Sparreholms Snickerifabrik
Year: 1939
Country: Sweden
Condition: Very good vintage condition with wear consistent with age and use, reupholstered
Size: Height 85 cm, Width 76 cm, Depth 80 cm


More about the item

The architect Elias Svedberg is known for heading the interior decoration department of NK for many years. He also collaborated with the architect Sven Wallander, who was the founder of HSB, Sweden’s largest cooperative housing company. Sven Wallander designed HSB’s headquarters and assigned Svedberg, who had previously designed furniture for HSB’s housing exhibitions, to design its interior. Svedberg’s designs can be seen in the archive photo, which depicts the headquarter’s lobby ca 1939.


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