Swedese

Seklets möbel blir staty
Århundradets svenska möbel - fåtöljen Lamino - förevigas med en egen skulptur på hemorten Vaggeryd. Konstnären Magnus Persson har gjort en bronsskulptur i skala 1:1 av den eleganta kurvan från 1956, vilande på ett rörstativ i borstat stål.

Det är Vaggeryds kommun som tagit initiativet, och avtäckning sker den 9 juni kl.11.00. Lamino, skapad av Yngve Ekström, blev den överlägsne vinnaren i Sköna Hems omröstning i slutet av 1999.

 

Lamino fåtöljen fick sin slutgiltiga form 1956 och har varit ryggraden för möbelfabriken Swedese, och runt 150 000 fåtöljer har man producerat över åren i den lilla fabriken i småländska Vaggeryd.  

Scandinavian Furniture Fair, 2 - 5 maj 2001
 

The furniture on display are:

Accent, sofa from 1959, legs in oiled oak Yngve Ekström

Annino, armchair in two-tone fabric, legs in birch Thomas Sandell  
  Bend, table in birch and an upholstered seat for the Bend chair Mårten Claesson

Berliner, the sofa and the easy-chair in wider versions with skirtings Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune

 
  Omni, easy-chair in birch, seat in black net Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto
Rondino, swivel chair from 1964, foot in aluminium Yngve Ekström  
 
Sonia, chair and armchair that stacks, in birch James Irvine


Swedese Möbler AB was founded in 1945 and is a classic Swedish furniture factory with a strong anchor in both the domestic and public domain. In 1956, the architect Yngve Ekström designed the Lamino armchair, which has become almost synonomous with the Swedese trademark. Yngve Ekström, one of the founders of the company and responsible for design, headed the company until his death in 1988. Together with names including Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjaerholm and Bruno Mathsson, Yngve Ekström was at the core of a generation of designers who made the concept "Scandinavian Modern" famous all over the world.

Swedese's ideals are the same today as they have been for the past thirty, forty or fifty years. These are to create beautiful furniture for the future which build on the foundations of Scandinavian modern traditions, designed by forward looking designers who share in the timeless ideals of architecture.

The "Swedese Collection 2001" has been co-ordinated by Mårten Claesson.

More information about Swedese and about the designers can be found in the catalogue "Swedese Collection 2001", produced by Stockholm Design Lab.

For further information please contact Kristina Farwing,
Swedese Möbler AB,
P.O.Box 156, SE-567 23 Vaggeryd, Sweden. Phone +46-393 797 02, Fax +46-393122 44 E-mai@ kristina@swedese.se, or visit www.swedese.se.