6 500 SEK
- Cast iron
- H: 33,5 cm, Ø: 31 cm
- 24 kg
- Näfveqvarn is one of Sweden's oldest and foremost design companies. During the first half of the 20th century, Näfveqvarn gathered the Swedish design elite and was for decades world-famous for its quality and creativity when classic products were created in the timeless material cast iron. Today, the artisanal production is still in Sweden, at one of the few smaller quality foundries that remain in the country. The products are made from recycled scrap, treated without toxic chemicals and with the help of wind and hydropower as energy source.
Ivar Johnsson (1885-1970) was one of Sweden's most influential sculptors. His works were found in several public places in the country. In Gothenburg harbor, the port entrance is adorned with the sculpture Kvinna vid havet. In the same town Johnsson also designed embellishments for Karl Johansskolan. The school was designed by architect Gunnar Asplund. The sculptor and architect also collaborated in the construction of the Stockholm City Library, whose entrance is adorned with reliefs designed by Ivar Johnsson. At the World Exhibition in Paris in 1925, Johnsson received a Grand Prix medal for the bronze sculpture David. For Näfveqvarn, the sculptor designed a number of objects, like the Faun Urn.