Louise Adelborg, a member of Sweden’s noble Adelborg family, made significant contributions to the world of design. Best known for her enduring porcelain and textile artistry, her work, particularly the ‘Swedish Grace’ design, continues to inspire globally. Her legacy is preserved in Stockholm’s National Museum.
This sofa’s straightforward execution and regular silhouette reflect characteristics that were considered essential for advanced design at the time. Nonetheless, the turned spindles, stretchers, and exquisite details owe a lot to Borge Mogensen’s use of the lexicon of traditional furniture forms—especially American Shaker and English Windsor—in his w
Carl-Axel Acking (1910-2001) was a prominent architect and interior and industrial designer who was particularly active during the 1940s and 1950s. He studied at the National College of Art in Stockholm and the Art School and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He was the architect of the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo and interior designer of ships of North Star Line. His most famous designs include the Anette dressing table, Bentwood Chair, Trienna Chair, and Tokyo Chair.
Sigurd Persson (1914–2003) was a Swedish sculptor, blacksmith, and professor who is regarded as one of the twentieth century’s most influential Swedish designers. Growing up in a goldsmith family, Persson founded his studio in Stockholm in 1942. Throughout his long career, he crafted objects in various materials ranging from metal to glass to plastic.