Black Leather Siesta Chair Footstool or Ottoman by Ingmar Relling for Westnofa, Norway
1970's Ingmar Relling designed black leather Siesta footstool or ottoman for Westnofa, Norway.
The Siesta chair is a Mid Century design classic that is still being produced today. Matching footstools of this quality are rare in today's market, little surprise given the sheer comfort and elegance of this style. With soft, luxurious leather and a bentwood frame that offers ultimate comfort and buoyancy, this beautiful footstool will stand out in any interior.
In excellent condition and professionally cleaned and refurbished, it will endure many more years of pleasure. Perfect for anyone seeking to find a matching footstool or ottoman for their Relling Siesta chair.
Designer & Maker: Ingmar Relling for Westnofa of Norway. Details: Siesta High back chair and footstool with bent plywood frame, canvas and black leather.
Dimensions: W. 63 cm x D. 51 cm x H. 46 cm
Condition: Excellent. Professionally refurbished and refinished. Frames stripped and re-coloured to original specification. There may slight age-related marks, which do not detract from the overall appearance, no rips or tears to the leather which has been cleaned and reconditioned.
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This item is disassembled for shipping with full re-assembly instructions.
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 organised by the Industry Council for Furniture in Norway.
Norwegian architect and designer Ingmar Relling (1920-2002) is known as one of Norway’s most internationally recognised 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 enrol 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.
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.
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