Mid 20th Century Rosewood Frame Mirror Designed By Karin Mobring For Ikea



Mid 20th Century Rosewood Frame Mirror
Designed by Karin Mobring
Produced by Ikea – featured in both the 1968 and 1972 catalogues
Designed as a large hall mirror (hangs from sting on the back)

Karin Mobring:
Born in 1927 and raised in Östersund in central Sweden, Mobring was the first female designer for Ikea, she first trained in ceramics, but her interest shifted toward furniture design. She enrolled in the school of the renowned Swedish furniture designer and master craftsman Carl Malmsten. Under Malmsten’s tutorage she learned about craftsmanship, quality and crucially, comfort.
In 1964, a wooden armchair she designed was displayed at the Stockholm Furniture Fair. It was spotted and admired by Ingvar and Karin was hired to join the IKEA design team that same year, working alongside Gillis Lundgren, Erik Wørts and Bengt Ruda.
Mobring’s debut design in the Ikea catalogue was the Peggy High chair in 1966, after which she produced over 100 designs for Ikea, before her retirement in 1993.

Condition report:

Good Condition – some signs of wear commensurate with age and use.


H. 122cm W. 44cm D. 4.5cm

Ref. 81H