• Parkbänk Nr. 3 / Folke Bensow
  • Parkbänk Nr. 3 / Folke Bensow
  • Parkbänk Nr. 3 / Folke Bensow
  • Parkbänk Nr. 3 / Folke Bensow
  • Parkbänk Nr. 3 / Folke Bensow
  • Parkbänk Nr. 3 / Folke Bensow
  • Parkbänk Nr. 3 / Folke Bensow
  • Parkbänk Nr. 3 / Folke Bensow

Parkbänk Nr. 3
Folke Bensow

$5,825

Description:

An original Nr. 3 Parkbänk designed by Folke Bensow for Näfveqvarns Bruk in the 1920s.

The cast iron ends to the bench show fine craftspersonship, with their design pulling away from their heavy medium. The lower half is decoratively braced with a star or sun medallion, visually balancing the acute angles and unruly curves of the upper half. Simply constructed, yet strikingly ornate, these richly patinated, dark metal ends contrast the newly restored seat and back which has been fashioned in a pale oak.
The design typifies Nordic Classicism, better known as Swedish Grace. Clearly taking inspiration from organic shapes and a sense of movement seen on the Continent, this bench remains remarkably Nordic in sensibility.

Specifications:

Height: 84 cm
Width: 200 cm
Depth: 65 cm
Seat Height: 45
Materials: Cast iron, oak
Date of Manufacture: 1920s
Place of Origin: Sweden
Producer: Näfveqvarns Bruk