• manufacturer/type:


• designer, year:

Ingmar Relling, ±1965

• material:
molded wood and canvas frame with
cognac/orange leather cushion

• measurements:

80 cm h, 62 w, 70 cm d, seating 40 cm

• condition:

Nice original condition, with
some very minor flaws and patina
consisting with age. One button replaced.

• background:

Nice and rare variation on the famous Siësta chair. The Siësta was originally Relling’s submission to the Norwegian Furniture Council competition in 1964, where he won a well deserved first prize. Since then, the highest distinctions have been lavished on the chair and its creator.

• literature:
None documented so far

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easy chair designed by Ingmar Relling and produced by Westnofa ±1965

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Ingmar Anton Relling (1920 - 2002), iconic Norwegian designer was born in 1920 in Sikkvlven at Norways North-West Coast.
From the age of 16 he worked at the Vestlandske Mobelfabrikk AS. Seven years later he started his studies in Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Oslo's SKHS (Statens Håndverks- og Kunstindustriskole), a course which had been newly introduced only a year before and to which his brother Adolf introduced him.
After finishing his studies in 1947 he worked in the drawing offices of Rastad & Relling AS before setting up his own studio in 1950. For several years he concentrated on interior architecture and worked on churches, libraries and a hotel, but from 1960 Relling dedicated himself entirely to furniture design. In doing this he became Norway's most famous and recognised furniture designer as well as one of the greatest contributors to the concept 'Scandinavian Design'.
source: http://www.within4walls.co.uk

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