BERLIN SOFA by Carl Malmsten
Upholstery : Bottle green shearling
Length 145 cm (4,75ft)
Seat height 50 cm (1,64ft)
Depth 90 cm (2,95ft)
Total Height 85 cm (2.79ft)
“Break all edges thoroughly”, was a frequent instruction on Carl Malmsten’s drawings. Nature was his great source of inspiration, and there you rarely find sharp edges or corners.
“Neither light, nor eyes or people like bumping into sharp corners”, he explained. Therefore, all edges had to be smoothed so that they were kinder to the eye and to the touch. Carl Malmsten (1888–1972) is not only one of the most famous furniture designer in Sweden. He was also one of the great cultural celebrities of the last century, with a strong influence on domestic and public environments and the social debate of the time.