Lena Larsson for Nassjo Mobelfabrik 'GRANDESSA' Scandinavian Rocking Chair, 1958


  • Creator / Artist / Designer:Lena Larsson (1919-2000)
  • Issuer / Manufacturer:Nassjo Mobelfabrik (Sweeden)
  • Period:20th Century / Mid Century / 1958
  • Country of Origin:Sweeden
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):89cm x 56,5cm x 48cm
  • Weight:6 Kg
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Scandinavian Design
  • Materials:Wood / Teak
  • Price:550 €

  • Belgium Delivery:On request
  • International Delivery:On request

Vintage rocking chair, scandinavian design by Lena Larsson.
Varnished teak wood structure.
Model 'GRANDESSA' published in 1958 by the Swedish publishing house 'Nassjo Mobelfabrik'.
Qualitative work evoking the style of Tapiovaara.
Very trendy, in beautiful original condition.
Seat height: 40 cm

Biography:
Lena Rabenius Larssen was born in Tranas in 1919, Swedish interior designer, known as a pioneer for the unconventional and family environments she created and for the modern ideal of wear of the 1960s. Wife of the architect Mårten Larsson. She trained as a cabinetmaker at the Carl Malmstens Crafts School. She then worked for cabinet maker Elias Svedberg with whom she designed furniture. In the early 1940s she was employed by Svenska Slöjdföreningen and Svenska Arkitekters Riksförbund to investigate the lifestyles of housewives and how they used their homes in the early 1940s. be used as a model for the construction of practical houses after WWII.

In Hälsingborgsmässan, she worked with architects Anders-William Olsson and Mårten Larsson and created the single-family house Skal och kärna. From 1956 to 1960 she was the editor-in-chief of the interior design magazine Allt i hemmet. As an artistic leader in the Nordiska Kompaniet (The Nordic Company) store, NK-bo, between 1947 and 1956, she used her knowledge to create home design solutions for the simplification of domestic lifestyles. NK-bo was a store that sold inexpensive and experimental furniture for the whole family. It has also become a forum for ideas and products to be tested by young designers. So she paved the way for young designers and already established furniture makers. She died in the year 2000.