Black Leather Siesta Chair by Ingmar Relling for Westnofa, Norway
Ingmar Relling black leather Siesta chair for Westnofa, Noway.
A design classic, the Siesta chair is still being produced today. Finding a black highback chair of this quality is rare in today's market, no surprise given the sheer comfort and elegance of this iconic piece. With soft, luxurious leather and a bentwood frame that offers ultimate comfort and buoyancy, this beautiful chair will stand out in any interior. In excellent condition and professionally cleaned and refurbished, it will endure many more years of pleasure.
Designer & Maker: Ingmar Relling for Westnofa of Norway. Details: Siesta high back chair with bent plywood frame, canvas and black leather.
Dimensions: Chair: W. 72 cm – D. 82 cm – H. 99 cm. Seat W. 58cm - D. 44cm - H. 42cm
Condition: Excellent. Professionally refurbished and refinished. Frames stripped and re-coloured to original specification. The leather has been professionally cleaned and reconditioned. There may be some slight age related marks, which do not detract from the overall appearance, no rips or tears to the leather.
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The chair is disassembled for shipping with full re-assembly instructions.
Norwegian architect and designer Ingmar Relling (1920-2002) is known as one of Norway’s most internationally recognized designers and is considered a major player in the Scandinavian mid-century modern design movement.
Relling was born in 1920 in Sykkylven, Norway. At the age of 16, he apprenticed as a carpenter at Vestlandske Møbelfabrik. His brother Adolf Relling, who was also a furniture designer, urged the younger Relling to enroll at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (SHKS) in Oslo. During his time at SHKS, Relling studied under the accomplished architect Arne Korsmo (1900-1968) who had considerable influence on his style. Relling graduated in 1947 and began his career as an interior designer at his brother’s company, Rastad & Relling in Oslo.
In 1965, Relling, in collaboration with his son Knut Relling, designed the Siesta Chair which won him first prize (in the same year) at the design competition organized by the Industry Council for Furniture in Norway.
Relling designed a variety of furniture for the company, and in 1948, he established his own design studio. During this time, he also worked with KJ Måseide Alesund and Vestlandske Møbelfabrikk, the latter producing his 420 Chair (1950s). In 1954, Relling designed the Nordic Chair. Composed of two separate parts - a seat and back - the Nordic Chair could be folded and stored while not in use, a feature attractive to homeowners with smaller living spaces.
International shipping: please contact us with postcode for a quote. UK delivery free up to 100 miles of Beverley, HU17. Mileage cost applies thereafter.