One of Carin Bryggman’s most significant and successful designs saw the light of day at the Finnish Society of Crafts and Design’s 75th anniversary exhibition held at Kunsthalle Helsinki in 1950. Bryggman’s set of furniture included an armchair that was elected the best chair of the exhibition.
The SAB chair was the first Finnish chair upholstered with foam rubber. The use of bent plywood in the seat and foam rubber padding had a significant impact on furniture manufacturing technology. This set new requirements for upholstering, frame structure and design but at the same time liberated the factories to manufacture furniture more easily and flexibly.