The Malmstens Move On

carlmalmstenchairGot a thing for chairs, especially simple, well-designed chairs, like the pair I took to auction yesterday that were made by Swedish designer Carl Malmsten.

Simple does not mean easily done. As my tai chi teacher would say, “Simple. But very difficult!”

Look at it, pick it up, sit in it, the grace and function are so intrinsic it’s amazing. Gentle shaping gives it a delicate air that belies its solid chairness. I kept these for a long time, but never found a place for them in my home. They eventually took up residence in the guest room. That space is being converted to a nursery, so it’s bye-bye gorgeous Carl Malmsten chairs.

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One Response to “The Malmstens Move On”

  1. Jobeans Says:

    Are you going to hold this against the kid and make him always sit on the floor?

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