Nationalmuseum acquires furniture by Uno Åhrén

Nationalmuseum acquires furniture by Uno Åhrén

Nationalmuseum has recently acquired a table and a tall floor screen from a pewter furniture set designed by the architect Uno Åhrén. These exclusive, custom-made furnishings embody tradition and a vision of the future at the same time. The pieces are the largest and most spectacular ever produced by Svenskt Tenn and can now be seen in the Scandinavian Design & USA exhibition opening on 14 October. In the summer of 1928, the Swedish architect and designer Uno Åhrén (1897–1977) was commissioned to design a set of dining room furniture for Mrs Isabelle Mann Clow of Lake Forest, Illinois, in the Chicago suburbs. That year, she had visited Europe to buy furnishings for her exclusive new home designed by the architect David Adler in a classicizing style. Her shopping list included a glass dining table from Lalique in Paris, but after visiting Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm she changed her mind. She instead commissioned Uno Åhrén to
Nationalmuseum has recently acquired a table and a tall floor screen from a pewter furniture set designed by the architect Uno Åhrén. These exclusive, custom-made furnishings embody tradition and a vision of the future at the same time. The pieces are the largest and most spectacular ever produced by Svenskt Tenn and can now be seen in the Scandinavian Design & USA exhibition opening on 14 October. In the summer of 1928, the Swedish architect and designer Uno Åhrén (1897–1977) was commissioned to design a set of dining room furniture for Mrs Isabelle Mann Clow of Lake Forest, Illinois, in the Chicago suburbs. That year, she had visited Europe to buy furnishings for her exclusive new home designed by the architect David Adler in a classicizing style. Her shopping list included a glass dining table from Lalique in Paris, but after visiting Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm she changed her mind. She instead commissioned Uno Åhrén to