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Ingmar Relling High Back Black Leather Siesta Chair and footstool for Westnofa, Norway 1970s

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Designer & Maker: Ingmar Relling for Westnofa of Norway.
Details: Siesta High back chair and footstool with bent plywood frame, canvas and black leather.
Chair: W. 72 cm – D. 82 cm – H. 99 cm. Seat W. 58cm - D. 44cm - H. 42cm
Footstool: W. 63 cm x D. 51 cm x H. 46 cm

Conditions: Excellent. Professionally refurbished and refinished. Frames stripped and recolored to original specification. Leather has been professionally reconditioned.
There may some very slight age related marks which do not detract from the overall appearance, no rips or tears to the leather which has been cleaned and reconditioned.

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The chair and footstool are disassembled for shipping with full re-assembly instructions.
We have two sets of chair and footstool available - see variations for options

Ingmar Relling High Back Black Leather Siesta Chair and footstool for Westnofa, Norway 1970s

The Relling Siesta chair is a mid-century chair design classic that is still being produced today. Finding a set of the high back black chair with footstool is rare in today's market and it is no surprise given the sheer comfort and elegance of this iconic ensemble. With soft, luxurious leather and a bentwood frame that offers ultimate comfort and buoyancy, this beautiful set will stand out in any interior. In excellent condition and professionally cleaned and refurbished, this set will endure many more years of pleasure.

In 1965, Relling, in collaboration with his son Knut Relling, designed the Siesta Chair which won him first prize (in the same year) at the design competition organized by the Industry Council for Furniture in Norway.

Norwegian architect and designer Ingmar Relling (1920-2002) is known as one of Norway’s most internationally recognized designers and is considered a major player in the Scandinavian mid-century modern design movement.

Relling was born in 1920 in Sykkylven, Norway. At the age of 16, he apprenticed as a carpenter at Vestlandske Møbelfabrik. His brother Adolf Relling, who was also a furniture designer, urged the younger Relling to enroll at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (SHKS) in Oslo. During his time at SHKS, Relling studied under the accomplished architect Arne Korsmo (1900-1968) who had considerable influence on his style. Relling graduated in 1947 and began his career as an interior designer at his brother’s company, Rastad & Relling in Oslo.

Relling designed a variety of furniture for the company, and in 1948, he dre he established his own design studio. During this time, he also worked with KJ Måseide Alesund and Vestlandske Møbelfabrikk, the latter producing his 420 Chair (1950s). In 1954, Relling designed the Nordic Chair. Composed of two separate parts—a seat and back—the Nordic Chair could be folded and stored while not in use, a feature attractive to homeowners with smaller living spaces.


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