Armchair Farmor - Year 1956
In 1956 Carl Malmsten made one of his regular visits to O.H. Sjögren in Tranås to develop new models for his furniture programme. It was at this time that the Farmor armchair was created, which has since become a dear member of the family in many Swedish homes.
Carl Malmsten wanted his furniture to express a particular feeling or mood, and this was reflected in the names he gave them. Farmor ("Grandmother") was one of the armchairs in a series with names of members of the family, such as Farfar ("Grandfather"), Husmor ("Housekeeper"), Lilla Syster ("Little Sister") and VYear Fru ("Our Lady"). The shapes of all the armchairs have been inspired by these characters.
And with its round, friendly shapes, Farmor certainly radiates the femininity and homeliness that are often associated with this word.