Sweden 1888 - 1972
Carl Malmsten is one of Sweden’s most prominent figures in furniture design. His designs are rooted in Swedish nature and culture. Carl Malmsten was 28 years old when he got his breakthrough, winning both the first and second price in an interior design competition for Stockholm Town-Hall. These were among the first pieces of furniture he had ever designed. Carl Malmsten wanted his furniture to provide a warm and pleasant feeling to the interior as well as being representative. A lot of inspiration came from studying pictures by Swedish national painter Carl Larsson depicting the Swedish family home. The King awarded Carl Malmsten the Professor title in 1936.