Elias Svedberg, born June 26, 1913, died September 11, 1987, interior designer, furniture designer.
Elias Svedberg was the son of The Svedberg and Andrea Andreen and the brother of Hillevi Svedberg. Hillevi Svedberg collaborated with her brother in the large residential habits survey in 1939. At the New York World's Fair in 1939, there was a high-profile home decoration in the Swedish pavilion, which showed, among other things, a sports cabin designed and decorated by Elias Svedberg and Astrid Sampe. Svedberg was also involved in developing the exhibition technology at the Coin Cabinet, the Historical Museum, the Nordic Museum, Stockholm City Museum and the East Asian Museum by making the premises brighter and more visitor-friendly.
Elias Svedberg started working at NK and collaborated with Astrid Sampe at the department store's textile chamber. During the Second World War, Svedberg created the Trivas Möblerna on behalf of the Nordic company, which was delivered in flat packages. The furniture family Triva Bygg was created and presented at the exhibition ''We live in Friluftsetaten'' in Malmö in 1944. Svedberg was then involved in starting NK-bo where he became manager. The Triva concept was further developed together with Lena Larsson.
The cultural-historical exhibition Tablecloths on customs and practices regarding food and drink at the Nordic Museum was produced by, among others, Elias Svedberg and opened on 4 June 1955. Svedberg is represented at, among others, the National Museum.
Lena Larsson, born Rabenius 31 July 1919 in Tranås, Småland, died 4 April 2000 in Stockholm, was a Swedish interior designer, known as a representative of a once unconventional everyday family environment and for the modern wear and tear in the 1960s. the ideal.
Lena Larsson had been married since 1940 to Mårten Larsson, and they had four children, including Kristina Torsson. She belonged to the noble family Rabenius.
Lena Larsson assembles a bat armchair at NK-bo 1950.
Larsson trained as a furniture carpenter at Carl Malmsten workshop school. After that, she spent time with the interior designer and furniture designer Elias Svedberg, where she designed furniture. In the early 1940s, she was commissioned by the Swedish Handicraft Association (now Svensk Form) and the Swedish Association of Architects (SAR) to conduct a housing habit survey. She interviewed housewives about how they used their homes in the early forties. The results of the survey were to be used as a basis for housing construction after the Second World War.
At the Hälsingborg Fair H55, together with the architects Anders William-Olsson and Mårten Larsson, she created the single-family house Skal och kärna. During the years 1956 to 1960, she was the editor of the home decor magazine Allt i hemmet. As the artistic director of NK-bo 1947-1956, she was able to use her knowledge to devise clever home furnishing solutions. NK-bo and NK-bo Nu was a specialty store within NK during the years 1947-56 and 1961-65 for affordable and experimental furniture for the whole family. At NK-bo, she came together with Svedberg to develop the Triva furniture. A forum for young designers where new ideas and products could be tested. Here she opened the way for both established and new designers and furniture makers, among them Stig Lindberg, Bertil Vallien, Yngve Ekström, Hans Ehrlin and Stefan Grip.