This chair is the Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz’s last work, completed merely a year before his death in 1975. Although intended for serial production, only a handful of copies were initially made. The design of the chair emerged from a mock-up Lewerentz developed some ten years earlier, for testing out the ergonomics of his brick benches in the St. Peter’s Church in Klippan.
Lewerentz’s collaboration with the producer, the glulam manufacturer Töreboda limträ AB, had started at the middle of the century and became intensified during the construction of St. Mark’s Church in Björkhagen. Without the close relationship between the architect and the company, the chair would probably never have seen the light of the day. Important support was also provided by Bernt Nyberg, architect and close partner to Lewerentz during the final phase of his life.
The original chair, with or without armrests, was made of varnished glulam (pine) and painted steel (tomato red). Tallum provides the original version, and a version made in electro-galvanized steel.
Tallum is a Swedish furniture company with the aim to reinvigorate objects by some of the most prominent Scandinavian modernists.
The official producer of furniture designed by Sigurd Lewerentz, Gunnar Asplund and Bernt Nyberg.
All products are made in Sweden and licensed by the families of the architects.