1950's "Lilla Paradiset" sofa by Kerstin Hoerlin-Holmquist designed for Nordiska Kompaniet and newly re-upholstered in sheepskin with beechwood legs.
Hörlin-Holmquist was a Swedish modernist architect and designer who created designs for the modern home in the 1950s' with a goal to stay true to her own unique and humanistique designs. She often worked with her husband Erik Holmquist and each design created was lived with in her own home before using it in a project.
Between 1956-1957 Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist created many pieces for the Nordiska Kompaniet which are simplistic and unique with their clean and elegant lines.
"I think both furniture and textiles must be kind, gentle and and courteous, but without losing their character. They should have human qualities, not be pompous and only stand alone, but be able to adapt to the environment they end up in.."