This exceptional and rare armchair was designed by Finnish architect Marta Blomstedt for the Hotel Aulanko in Hameenlinna, Finland c1938. A small amount of chairs were produced for the hotel with tubular steel feet. Subsequently more chairs were produced by cabinetmaker Arvo Laine for the domestic market in Finland. This version features spherical, stained elm-wood feet rather than the original tubular steel. This chair has been reupholstered in luxurious brown sheepskin.
Literature: "Hotel Aulanko bei Tavastehus (Hämeenlinna): Architekten Märta Blomstedt und Matti Lampén," Das Werk: Architektur und Kunst = L'oeuvre: architecture et art, no. 27, 1940, p. 95 for the steel feet example.