A while ago I had a lovely day learning about Tonie Lewenhaupt’s vintage donation at the Röhsska Gallery, please see further blog below. I also had time to view the Gallery’s own design collection and to talk to their competent staff about Scandinavian design history. A Katja of Sweden dress was on display of course but also what actually inspired her to make fashion.
The chair above is the kind of Bruno Mathsson chair that made it clear to Katja Geiger that no woman would possibly be able to sit beautifully in the chair wearing anything fashionable.
Female fashion meant, in the 1940th, corsets and tight underwear, not suitable for relaxing times in such chairs. She followed her vision of creating comfortable fashion for busy women of that time. The rest is Swedish fashion history.