•In excellent condition. Completely restored.
•Ready to use.
•Designer: Yngve Ekstrom
•Material :Teak and fabric.
•Colour : blue/green
•Provenance :The Netherlands.
About the designer Yngve Ekström:
Yngve Ekström (1913-1988) was an architect, woodworker, and furniture designer from Hagafors, in Southern Sweden. At the age of thirteen, following the death of his father, Ekström began working in the country’s oldest furniture factory, Hagafors Chair Factory.
At the age of eighteen, he began to pursue a career as a designer, first enrolling in drawing, painting, and sculpture courses, and then visiting the Röhsska Museum for decorative and applied arts in Gothenburg. In 1945, Ekström, together with his older brother Jerker and friend Bertil Sjöqvist, they founded ESE Furniture in their hometown. After a rough start, the company made its big break with Thema (1952), a chair made out of laminated veneer that could be flat-packed for efficient shipping and easily self-assembled by customers. Fifteen years later, after Bertil Sjöqvist left, the company became known as Swedese. The company sold in 1974, but Ekström continued to be an active contributor to the company until his death in 1988.
Ekström together with other Scandinavian designers like Kai Kristiansen, Arne Jacobsen, and Verner Panton, played a key role in the development of the midcentury style known as “Scandinavian modern.” The Lamino Chair for Swedese is among Ekström’s best-known works, and it remains in production today. This minimalist armchair comprises a simple, wooden frame of layered bentwood supported by bent tubular steel legs.
Other well-known designs in Ekström’s portfolio include the Ruster seating collection for Pastoe (1950s),which features low-back and high-back models sofas and chairs made from solid teak with signature triangle armrests.
Ekström’s designs can be found in many permanent collections, including the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam.