Provenance; Hjalmar Olson, Engineer from 1929 and VD at Gustavsberg 1937-69
The sofa was shown for the first time at the Liljevalch art hall in Stockholm and hence the name “Liljevalch Sofa”. In a letter to Estrid Ericson Josef Frank wrote that he had designed this large and generous sofa in protest over the prevailing functionalism and boring Swedish handicrafts. Possibly the original sofa from the Liljevalchs exhibition in 1934. Exhibited at The exhibition "the Dream room" Liljevalsch 2011
Literature; Monica Boman (red), "Estrid Ericson, Orkidé i Vinterlandet", Borås 1989, jfr soffa med samma tyg avbildad från Liljevalchsutställningen, sid 105.