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Pair of Ingmar Relling Siesta Bentwood and leather chairs Westnofa, 1970/80s, in grey

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Pair of Ingmar Relling Siesta Bentwood and leather chairs Westnofa, 1970/80s, in grey

This is a stylish pair of Siesta chairs with fully restored grey leather.  In excellent condition.  This is a classic Relling design and extremely comfortable pair of chairs.

Designer & Maker: Ingmar Relling, Westnofa
Details: Siesta chair with a molded wooden frame, canvas and grey leather.
Dimensions: L. 64 cm – W. 90 cm – H. 85 cm
Conditions: Excellent – Leather and frames professionally refurbished. 
No rips,tears, scuffs or damage to the leather some very slight age related wear to the frames.
Shipping: This item will be shipped disassembled. Easy to reassemble and clear instructions supplied.

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

Relling was passionate about creating furniture that was ergonomic and eco-friendly, ensuring that his pieces were made in a way that could be repaired. The frame was typically constructed of bent and laminated beech harvested from sustainable forests. The Siesta Chair showcased Relling’s minimalist design aesthetic that was uncompromising on quality, and it became his career-defining design.

This iconic chair is internationally recognised for its enduring style, comfort and quality. and is still in production today.


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