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Standing on the gravel in front of his villa, Swedish lawyer and financier Henrik Santesson smokes a cigarette, his eyes squinting in the soft June light. It is 1930, and he’s on the island of Grinda, in the Stockholm archipelago.
A thousand miles away, in Dessau, Germany, Hungarian-born Marcel Breuer sits on one of the Bauhaus Schools’ rooftop terraces. He’s dressed in a casual summer suit and bowtie. When he shuts his eyes, he imagines metal that can be moulded into any shape. Upon opening his eyes, he sees the same stars that Santesson sees.
The Grinda dining chair pays homage to both these men. Quiet steel frames that carry rustic wooden slats without a murmur. At the same time, it is both aesthetically functional and so beautiful it feels perfectly natural on the gravel in front of the Santesson home.
The Grinda dining furniture comes in teak with a black painted steel frame. Grinda dining furniture includes a side chair, arm chair and four different sizes of tables to decorate your balcony, veranda, wooden deck, the lawn or wherever you choose to arrange lovely dinner parties. Although it has a minimalistic look, the spring steel frames of the chairs, as well as the gently curved wood in the seat, make it very comfortable. In the back, the wood is elegantly pierced by the steel frame.
Matilda Lindblom studied Carl Malmsten Furniture Studies at Linköping University, and at Sweden’s University College of Arts, Crafts and Design. She has a highly developed sense for design and materials. Grinda, Djurö and Oxnö are three good examples of her ability to make furniture that at first glance appears simple and straight forward, but when you take a closer look, reveals intricate qualities and clever details that lifts design from purely construction to a craft.