Shearling upholstered Bench by Stig Lönngren

Shearling upholstered Bench by Stig Lönngren

SWEDEN
Circa 1970
Beech, Sheepskin
30 1/2″ high x 69 1/2″ wide x 23″ deep (seat height 18″)

A modern, minimalist, streamlined bench by Stig Lönngren, who in 1957 founded the HI Group, a coalition of Swedish craftsmen and designers.The HIgroup attempted to renew the Swedish art and craft of furniture design at a time when the Danes dominated the market for crafted furniture. The Group disbanded in 1972, but not before producing a number of timeless modern designs built by master craftsmen.

This well-proportioned bench is from that short but productive period.

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