Original textile. J P Baker. Mahogany feet. Provenance; Hjalmar Olson, Engineer from 1929 and VD at Gustavsberg 1937-69. Probably the original sofa from the Liljevalchs exhibition in 1934
The sofa was shown for the first time at the Liljevalchs 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. Exhibited at The exhibition "the Dream room" Liljevalschs 2011
Literature: Monica Boman (red), "Estrid Ericson, Orkidé i Vinterlandet", Borås 1989. "Skönhet till vardags, Estrid Ericson och Svenskt Tenn". Anita L.Du Rietz p.137.