Desirée Chair

designed by Yngve Ekström
SKU YV108

One of the oldest chairs in our store, produced in 1954, Désirée is a collection of outdoor furniture designed by Yngve Ekström, designer and founder of the Swedish brand Swedese. This elegant series evokes the 1950s, when the aim of designers and architects was to blur the line between the interior and exterior of a home, incorporating elements from one into the other.

ABOUT

Yngve Ekström

Yngve Ekström was aSwedishfurniture designer, wood carver, sculptor and architect and an important figure in the evolution of the Scandinavian Modernism movement. Yngve Ekström is best known for the “Lamino” armchair, an ergonomic and minimalist easy chair that he designed in 1956 and which has been in continuous production ever since. Ekström was the co-founder of the furniture manufacturer ESE-möbler (later renamed Swedese) with his brother Jerker and business partner Sven Bertil Sjöqvist. Ekström worked at Swedese for over 40 years until his death in 1988.

Details

Creator

Yngve Ekström
Swedese

Period

1950-1959

Condition

Excellent
Wear consistent with age and use

Design

Desirée chair

Materials

Lacquered steel
Red fabric

Dimensions

63x49x76

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