Mid-Century Scandinavian Modern solid pine bench by Swedish company Karl Andersson and Söner, designed by Carl Malmsten. Nice woodworking details that are also present in the designs of Axel Einar Hjorth, Pierre Chapo and Charlotte Perriand. Marked with gold foil label. Carl Malmsten (1888-1972) was a prominent Swedish furniture designer and architect, renowned for his significant contributions to Scandinavian design during the 20th century. Malmsten’s work is characterized by a deep respect for traditional craftsmanship and a commitment to timeless, functional design. He played a pivotal role in the Swedish Grace period, embracing simplicity and elegance in his creations. Malmsten’s designs often featured natural materials, such as wood, and showcased a harmonious blend of form and function. His furniture and interiors continue to be celebrated for their enduring appeal and have left a lasting legacy in the world of design. Malmsten’s influence can be seen in the countless designers and craftsmen who continue to draw inspiration from his work, making him a true luminary in the history of Swedish and Scandinavian design.