Monday, November 15, 2004

The classic Rondino swivel chair designed in 1964 by Swedese founder, Yngve Ekstrom.

An international favorite, Rondino (S2601), offers a generous proportion (W 30.3 D 23.5 H 29.5 SH 17) yet maintains an elegant design statement.

Graded fabrics are available from Kvadrat and Gabriel, with an assortment of leathers and sheepskins available from Hightower.

"My furniture shall be so strong in its expression that it can both be admired as an individual piece or work together with other pieces in any environment" Yngve Ekstrom

About Yngve Ekstrom (1913 - 1988). Born in Hagafors in Smaland, Sweden, which happens to be where the country's oldest furniture industry is based. He studied drawing, sculpture, painting, music and art history. With furniture in his blood from birth, Yngve started Swedese in 1945 and lead the company up until his death. His career coincided with the best part of the postwar modern movement and his contemporaries included noted designers such as; Alvar Aalto, Bruni Mathsson, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm. Yngve Ekstrom was part of this central core of designers that made the concept of "Scandinavian Modern" famous all over the world. Exhibitions dedicated to Ekstrom's designs have been held in Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Munich, Tokyo and Belgrade, to name a few places, and are included in the Victoria & ALbert Museum, London and the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm. In 1999, Yngve Ekstrom's most well known design, Lamino, was voted the Swedish furniture design of the 20th century.

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