Lata greven

Carl Malmsten designed a number of “grevar” (Counts) between the 1930s and 1950s. They were often commissioned for special people or projects. The original “Count” was made for Count Carl Douglas, the “Rom-greve” was designed for the Swedish Institute in Rome, “Kockumsgreven” for the largest shipbuilder at the time, and “HD-greven” for the Supreme Court in 1947. Lata Greven (Lazy Count) – designed for a Count who wanted a highly comfortable desk chair – was the last of the series. Like all “Counts”, it is a simplified version of the armchair Jonas Love, which Carl Malmsten designed for the New York World Fair 1939, and which in turn is a late relative of the ancient Greek klismos chair.

DESIGNED

1953

SIZE

Height: 77 cm, Width: 60 cm, Depth: 62 cm, Seat height: 42 cm, Seat depth: 44 cm.

MATERIAL

The frame is in solid birch. The seat elastic is built up with rubber webbing. The padding consists of cold foam, polyether and fiberfill.

PRODUCER

O.H. Sjögren