- 71 cm
- 77 cm
- 105 cm
- Seat height
- 45 cm
- Frame - Solid oak, ash or beech, Filling - High resilience foam Pascal pocket springs in seat
Bror Boije is part of Swedish furniture history. As an opponent of decoration and a supporter of usefulness, Boije strives to elucidate rather than accentuate. The result is functional, yet elegant, as seen in the Lazy chairs and sofas.
Functional elegance. Bror Boije is part of Swedish furniture history. His breakthrough came in the 1970s with his tubular steel armchair Wing. Since then he has designed furniture that has attracted a good deal of attention, some for international producers and many for Swedese, of which some have become collectors’ items.
As an opponent of decoration and a supporter of usefulness, Boije’s designs are about elucidating rather than accentuating. The result is functional, yet elegant. Boije comes from the generation educated during the Red years, the era of 68, when one spoke of “us” and not “I”. Similar to many of his generation his guiding star has been the Bauhaus school.
Bror Boije was born in 1942 in Gothenburg. During the early sixties he worked at Volvo’s design department. He then worked as both a furniture designer and an interior decorator for the H&M shops and Sweden’s National Bank. More recently he’s received a lot of attention for his catamaran-like house. Since 1970 he’s received many prizes and accolades.
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.