The Oskar armchair was designed in 1939, the same year that Carl Malmsten participated in the New York World Fair. It was here that the expression “Swedish Modern” was launched, but Malmsten – who was awarded the title “Master of Wood” by the Christian Science Monitor – was a traditionalist mainly concerned with comfort in the home. As with so many of his pieces of furniture, it was modelled on an earlier design – his own or from previous generations. The Oskar armchair may reflect the furnishings that he created for the living room at Ulriksdal Palace, which was given to the royal couple Gustaf Adolf and Louise by the Swedish people in 1923.
Height: 105 cm, Width: 69 cm, Depth: 83 cm, Seat height: 43 cm, Seat depth 51 cm. Legs can be extended by up tol 5 cm.
The frame is in solid pine. The seat has a double-spring interior with a combination of nozag and spiral springs. The padding consists of cold foam, polyether and fiberfill. Legs in solid pine.