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Pair of Alf Svensson “Norrland” Sideboards, circa 1950, Sweden

 

Pair of Alf Svensson “Norrland” Sideboards. Oak and Rattan. For Bjästa Möbelfabrik. Circa 1950, Sweden. Very Good Vintage Condition. Swedish furniture designer Alf Svensson (1929-1992) was particularly active in the 1950s through the ‘70s, designing , storage , tables , and seating for a variety of influential manufacturers. Not a wealth of information is available on Svensson, and even though it is evident that his work spans various fields of furniture design, it is his seating designs that are best represented on the vintage market. During the 1950s, like many of his Swedish and Scandinavian contemporaries, Svensson utilized traditional materials such as richly grained teak and rosewood, and leather to create pieces that were typically designed in the Scandinavian modern style. Examples include the Contour Lounge Chair (1950s) and the Te-Ve Chair (1953) for Ljungs Industrier; the Congo Easy Chair (1954) for Haga Fors; the sectional Domus 1 Chair (1955) for Dux, which was originally designed for the H55 exhibition in Helsinborg, Sweden; and a high back reclining lounge chair (1957) for Fritz Hansen. Svensson also designed tables for Tingströms, lighting for Bergboms, and storage solutions for Bjästa.

DIMENSIONS

H 28 in. x W 47 in. x D 18 in.H 71.12 cm x W 119.38 cm x D 45.72 cm

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