During the 1930s, the Swedish Institute in Rome was to be furnished with the best of Swedish design. Some of the country’s leading architects and designers were commissioned to represent Sweden. Ivar Tengbom designed the impressive building, especially adapted for the plot of land the Swedish State received from Italy as a gift. Elsa Gullberg created the textiles, Märta Måås-Fjetterström the carpets, and Carl Malmsten was commissioned to design the furniture. One of these was the curvy Rundrygg (Round Back) with a softly rounded back and comfortable seat. After a few decades of hibernation, it was put into production again in 1992; an excellent illustration of the timelessness of Carl Malmsten’s designs.




Height: 99 cm Width: 85 cm Depth: 97 cm Seat height: 42 cm Seat depth: 54 cm.
Legs can be extended by up to 5 cm.


The frame is in solid pine. The seat is built up with nozag springs. The padding consists of cold foam, polyether and fiberfill. Legs in solid oak.


O.H. Sjögren