Samsas is today regarded as the most typical item of Malmsten furniture. In his work, Carl Malmsten often returned to his earlier designs, which he renewed and simplified. Samsas is such a product, which when it was designed in 1960 had its roots in a model that was almost 40 years old. The original was an armchair designed for the Stockholm Concert Hall in 1923.
Leó Jóhannsson, long-time senior lecturer in furniture design at Malmstens, has described the armchair: “Samsas has everything required in an armchair: Expression, comfort, whole big form, fine lines and details – and the feeling of music”.
Height: 82 cm, Width: 70 cm, Depth: 81 cm, Seat height: 42 cm, Seat depth: 51 cm. Legs can be extended by 5 cm.
The frame is in solid pine. The seat is built up with nozag springs. The padding consists of cold foam, polyether and fiberfill. Legs in solid oak.