Vardags stol

With its seven slats in the back, Vardags is a version of the classic rustic chair from Dalarna, the so called Leksand chair. Here, Malmsten combines allmoge (folk art) with Gustavian tradition. You can also see how Carl Malmsten carried on the Carl Larsson heritage in this simple every-day piece of furniture, which must withstand a family’s wear and tear.

Vardags was launched at the exhibition Kontakt med Nyttokonstnären (Contact with the utility artist) at Nationalmuseum in 1944. “…something of the soundest, healthiest and most beautiful that could be created within Swedish furniture and interior design”, according to the magazine Form. Two years later, it was put into production.

DESIGNED:

1943

SIZE:

Height: 86 cm, Width: 47 cm, Depth: 53 cm, Seat height 46 cm, Seat depth 41 cm.

MATERIAL:

Solid birch, upholstered seat with fixed or removable cover

SURFACE TREATMENT:

Clear varnish, light matt varnish, oil or paint

PRODUCER:

Stolab