Rare Uno Åhrén and Björn Trägådh Easy Chair
UNO ÅHRÉN AND BJÖRN TRÄGÅDH
Stained wood, mohair velvet
40″ high x 26 1/2″ wide x 26″ deep (seat height 17″)
Estrid Ericson, founder of the influential Stockholm home decor institution Svenskt Tenn, commissioned Uno Åhrén and Björn Trägådh–architect and artist respectively–to design a range of furniture for her line in the 1930s. They were her primary designers before she joined forces with Josef Frank later in the decade.
Her taste at that time was strongly functionalist, as is evident in the beautifully stark profile of this wingback chair. It is the planar essence of an easy chair, boiled down to its simplest angles. And almost a century after its fabrication, it remains boldly modern.
Completely restored and recovered in Maharam’s luxurious ‘Mohair Extreme.’