Kite has a unique, delicate look and an ingenious construction: a mesh fitted over a steel frame.Read more
- 48, 55 cm
- 64 cm
- 90 cm
- Seat height
- 48 cm
- Steel frame covered with light grey or black net. Base: Wheel base or base with glides in white, black or chrome finish. With or without upholstered seat and back.
Kite has a unique, delicate look and an ingenious construction: a mesh fitted over a steel frame. That’s why it’s named after kite-surfing kites. The soft and flexible upholstery undeniably resembles the texture of a sail.
Broberg & Ridderstråle
Sometimes you want to whisper and sometimes shout. Just like Mats Broberg and Johan Ridderstråle’s design. Their pieces can both make a splash and be unobtrusive, as their design is both rational and captivating. Broberg & Ridderstråle likes to look at history and intertwine it with contemporary life to create something rooted in tradition, but not retro. Like Swedese’s table Divido – made entirely of wood, modern-looking and a subtle nod to Yngve Ekström’s classic Lamino.
Mats Broberg was born in 1974 in Stockholm and Johan Ridderstråle in 1979 in Lund. They met at the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design where they both studied interior design. Many collaborations, from their graduation piece to an offer to exhibit in Japan, opened the way to their joint office.
Broberg & Ridderstråle is based in Stockholm and works with architecture as well as furniture and product design. The office is represented in the National Museum in Stockholm and has been acclaimed by, amongst others, the British magazine Wallpaper and Swedish Elle Decoration.
Many modernist architects were universal designers with not only a clear understanding of designing houses, but also the interior, the furniture and almost the clothes the owners might wear. Swedese's founder, Yngve Ekström, was no exception. Together with names including Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm, Yngve Ekström was at the core of a generation of designers who made the concept "Scandinavian Modern" famous all over the world. With a keen eye, he designed Swedese's furniture, he designed together with L + M Architects also the head office building, logo, catalogues and personalised Christmas cards including their own poems. And so on.
The most well known design of Yngve Ekström's extensive portfolio is the Lamino armchair from 1956, which is still manufactured and sold all over the world. In 1999 the Lamino was voted the Twentieth Century's Best Swedish Furniture Design by the Swedish interior design magazine Sköna Hem.