Yngve Ekstrom for Swedese Lamino Teak and Suede Lounge Chair c.1960s
A mid-century teak bentwood Lamino small lounge chair with original suede seat and back. Two tone Teak veneer on the arms.
- CREATOR Yngve Ekstrom (designer), Swedese (manufacturer)
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1960s.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Teak, Suede.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use. Suede has a small red stain on the back. Seat has some blemishes. Small split in the veneer on the front left and back left. Structurally sound.
- DIMENSIONS H 30.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 27 in. Seat height 15 in.
Yngve Ekström (1913-1988) was a Swedish furniture 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. In 1999, the "Lamino" was named by the influential Swedish magazine "Sköna Hems" as the Swedish furniture design of the twentieth century.
Ekström was the co-founder of the furniture manufacturer ESE-möbler (later renamed Swedese) with his brother Jerker and business partner Sven Bertil Sjöqvist.