This Cosmos coffee table was designed by Sven Engström and Gunnar Myrstrand for the Swedish Tingströms manufacture during the 1960s. It is made of teak wood, which is extremely resistant to external factors and owes its longevity mainly to a specific composition, rich in oily substances and silicic acid. The table has a simple form characteristic for design idea of the Mid-Century Modern era.
Gunnar Myrstrand and Sven Engström are a duo of Swedish furniture designers who founded an interior design company in the late 1940s. Both were also furniture design teachers. They have appeared at many exhibitions, such as the Helsingborg exhibition, H 55, showcasing the interior design of the room. They collaborated with the Swedish Handicraft Association as exhibition architects. Myrstrand represented Sweden at the Milan Triennial in 1954 and worked at the Rörstrand Porcelain Factory in Lidköping. Engström was a member of the Bra Bohag association and in 1952 he designed the Ideal furniture series for Skaraborgs Möbelindustri, and in 1961 Skandinett for Svenska möbelfabrikerna. Together, they worked for Nässjö Stolfabrik, Gemla Möbler, Skaraborgs möbelindustri, Källemo and Tingströms.
This table is in original vintage condition. It has age marks and a natural patina