This exceptional sideboard was designed by Ludvig Sturm and produced by Inrednings-Kompaniet AB in Malmö, Sweden in 1948.
The sideboard is entirely made of solid oak wood. The exterior is composed of five doors, each panelled with four squares of profiled frames placed diagonally. The alternating placement of the squares create a geometric paneling effect which gives the piece a unique and refined appearance.
This well constructed piece stands on six legs connected by stretchers. The interior with shelves on the left and right side and five pull out shelves in the center. The single brass key works on all three locks.
The piece is in good, completely original condition with a beautiful patina. Minor wear on the wood consistent with age and use.
Provenance: private residence, Vellinge, Sweden.
About Ludvig Sturm: Ludvig Sturm was the chief architect of the Inrednings-Kompaniet AB in Malmö. Born in Würzburg, Germany he studied at the Department of Architecture at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. After moving to Sweden, he takes up a position as an interior architect at Boet in Gothenburg in 1929. Boet at that time is one of the best known furniture companies in Sweden under the supervision of Otto Schulz. After five years working for Boet, Sturm joined Interiörkonst in Malmö in 1934. Two years later, he is appointed chief architect at AB Kåpe. In 1943, he assumes a corresponding position at Inrednings-Kompaniet AB, which produced all of his furniture designs in house. Sturm as lead architect was assisted by Artur Persson.
We thank Mr. Andreas Siesing and Mr. Eric Lindesvärd for the assistance in the above research.