Today, the school offers courses in textile craft and design, cabinet making, furniture design, interior carpentry, ceramics, and organic horticulture. Inat the age of 28, Malmsten established his studio in Stockholm, working as a freelancer in furniture design. Most of his furniture was named after the towns or clients who commissioned them. Popular Designers Hans J. Malmsten was also a devoted educator who sought alternative approaches and methods to developing hand-produced products. Malmsten continued to work, designing and teaching until his death. His dedication and passion to Swedish design has afforded him, alongside Bruno Mathsson and Yngve Ekströmthe title of one of Sweden's best known furniture designers.
It is believed that the designer left behind more than 20, sketches and detailed drawings of his designs, which today are considered an exclusive cultural heritage and are part of the Siv and Carl Malmsten Memorial Foundation.
Furniture by Carl Malmsten
His dedication and passion to Swedish design has afforded him, alongside Bruno Mathsson and Yngve Ekströmthe title of one of Sweden's best known furniture designers. Malmsten continued to work, designing and teaching until his death. Over the course of his illustrious career, Malmsten was awarded with several prestigious awards including the Prince Eugen Medal for design in Samas Armchairs by Carl Malmsten for O. With the exposure of his furniture designs, he soon became a highly sought after designer, and in exhibited alongside esteemed Swedish architect-designers by the like of Gunnar Asplund and Uno Åhrén at The Home Exhibition. Going against the grain of his contemporaries, Swedish architect-designer Carl Malmsten was a strong critic of functionalism and a proponent of traditional Swedish craftsmanship.