Lamino Chair des Yngve Ekström, 1956 (made by Swedese) - special offer including otttoman
The Lamino easy chair is a favourite of ours - a timeless design created from natural materials and made by expert craftspeople. When Yngve Ekström designed the chair in 1956, he did it with the human form in focus, which makes it as pleasant to sit in as it is to look at. When a Swedish interior magazine asked its readers to vote for “one piece of furniture of the 20th century” they chose the Lamino.
Pictured here in oiled oak and moonlight sheepskin - this variation of the chair normally costs £2035 and the ottoman costs £737, but you can buy both together for £2485 plus postage which is calculated at checkout. This offer only applies to this particular chair and ottoman, purchased together. Lots of other variations of this chair are available to order, contact us for details. Non-stock items ship in 8-10 weeks.
Several of us here at Salts Mill have versions of the Lamino in our homes. We all live in very different places and have diverse tastes, but this chair looks right wherever you put it. It's supremely comfortable and lightweight so it's easy to shift when you're cleaning the floor (these things matter!) The sheepskin covering is especially tactile, comfortable and comforting.
About Yngve Ekström and Swedese
Yngve Ekström founded Swedese, the company that still produces many of his designs including the Lamino chair in Sweden.
Ekström was born in 1913 in Småland, where the country’s oldest furniture factory was situated. His father died young and Ekström started working in the factory at the age of 13. His talent for carpentry and his all-round experience gave him a unique feeling for materials and construction.
With colleagues like Aalto, Mathsson, Jacobsen and Kjaerholm, Yngve Ekström was part of the post-war modern movement that made the concept “Scandinavian Modern” world-famous. His furniture is represented in many permanent collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.