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Three of our classics in matt black solid oak

We now present three of our classics in a new guise, Stolab Graphic Original 2019. A limited series designed to further enhance the shape of these timeless, distinctive chairs: Lilla Åland, Arka and Miss Holly. Originals created by influential names in Swedish design.

Miss Holly, Lilla Åland and Arka
Originals from past and present, made in Smålandsstenar

At Stolab, we value originality, and we want to promote the distinctiveness that has become a hallmark of Swedish design. We have now selected three of our classics that well represent this, and that have been manufactured here at Stolab in Smålandsstenar ever since they were designed. The Lilla Åland Windsor-style chair, designed in 1942 by Carl Malmsten, the Arka lounge chair, designed in 1955 by Yngve Ekström and the Miss Holly bar stool, designed in 2016 by Jonas Lindvall.

Characteristic shapes, highlighted by oak
The furniture in Stolab Graphic Original is manufactured in solid oak, with the sober matt colours exquisitely highlighting the grain in the oak and giving a deep, velvety, exclusive feeling. The matt black paint also gives the furniture a graphic expression and clarity of profile. This makes the chairs ideally suited to being placed singly as distinct solitary items in a room, or several in a group around a table, or perhaps in a row. Regardless of where and how they are placed, these matt black chairs will always be an eye-catcher.

Sustainable manufacturing – an investment
All our furniture is manufactured on a small scale, using methods that are sustainable for both human beings and the environment, in our factory in Smålandsstenar, where craftsmanship and modern technology meet in a way unique to us. We want our customers to be able to feel that our furniture is a valuable investment - from an environmental perspective, as well.

Our originals were created by influential names in Swedish design

Carl Malmsten 1888-1972 Carl Malmsten was one of Sweden’s great artistic talents in the 20th century, as is evidenced today, more than a hundred years later, by the fact that his works adorn so many Swedish homes. His ideas and thoughts on the language of design and on interior design exerted, as far back as 100 years ago, a major influence on domestic and public environments alike, as well as on the wider social debate of the time. Carl Malmsten’s early environmental thinking has become the ideal of our time. A streamlined process for the manufacture of products that are both durable and reusable. In Stolab ́s product range, Carl Malmsten has designed the furniture/furniture families Lilla Åland, Vardags and the armchair Widemar.

Yngve Ekström 1913-1988Architect, sculptor and designer Yngve Ekström is an excellent representative of the blonde Scandinavian design of the 20th century. With peer designers, Yngve Ekström created innovative, light-weight bentwood furniture with timeless elegance, many of which are now classics. He had an ability to unite the austere with light-weight, functionality with beauty. Jack of all trades, Yngve designed logotypes, advertisements, catalogues and photographed his own creations. For Stolab, Yngve Ekström has designed the basis of Stolab’s logo as well as the Arka, Björka table and pedestal table, Palle and Pinnockio furniture. 

Jonas Lindvall Swedish interior designer and furniture designer, educated among others at HDK in Gothenburg and four-fold winner of the award ”Utmärkt Svensk Form”. Jonas is careful in his choice of materials and work mostly in solid wood where shape and material lift each other. Other features of Jonas’s design are timelessness and great care for the details. For Stolab, Jonas has designed following furnitures: Hundranian, Miss Holly, Miss Tailor, Totem, Tureen and Wrap.

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