“An architect can not do everything nowadays,” thought the Gothenburg Concert Hall’s architect Nils Einar Eriksson and chose to collaborate with specialists. For the Concert Hall’s interior, he hired the highly respected interior architect Axel Larsson, who was born 1898 in Torp, Medelpad, in central Sweden.
Axel Larsson (1898-1975) received his education at the Technical School in Stockholm and deepened his knowledge through study trips to France, Germany and England. At a young age, he worked for a time at his brother-in-law’s carpentry factory in Östersund and was also employed for a while as a drawing assistant to the furniture designer Carl Malmsten. Most of the furniture in the Gothenburg Concert Hall is designed by Axel Larsson. Armchairs, chairs, couches and tables. Stylish and timeless furniture that has lasted since they were created in 1935. In a report from the same year, they were described as “objective but fortunately no machines to sit in. They are lovable, artistically well-made and natural”.
Nils Einar Eriksson’s collaboration with Axel Larsson lasted for many years. For example, in 1950 Axel Larsson designed furniture and furnishings for Hotel Park Avenue. They also collaborated on the Swedish American Line’s M/S Kungsholm and on Folksamhuset in Stockholm, their last joint work in 1960. In addition to the Gothenburg Concert Hall, Axel Larsson is represented at the National Museum, the Nordic Museum and the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg.
Art with music in focus
Many of the works of art in Gothenburg Concert Hall are connected to music or have a relationship with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. Here you will find everything from portraits of composers such as Grieg and Sibelius to Sweden's largest weave with patterns by Sven X-et Erixson.
Experience the concert magic
Gothenburg Concert Hall has enchanted music lovers since 1935! It is one of life’s great pleasures to come here, relax and take in the atmosphere in the beautiful surroundings, before being moved, exalted and overwhelmed by the evening’s music.