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- Seat height
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Roger Persson describes his design as a game with lines and curves. By adding a soft surface and form to an otherwise modern aesthetic, he creates a long-lasting design idiom. Look at Select, and you’ll see what he means.
A game with lines and curves. That’s how Roger Persson defines his designs, and anyone who sees his furniture gets what he means. By adding soft surfaces and forms to an otherwise modern and aesthetic expression, he creates a long-lasting design idiom. Roger Persson is one of Swedese’s best-selling designers. His furniture is beautiful and functional – comfortable, practical, and with a special knack of fitting into all types of environments. Like Happy – the smiling furniture family with an increasing number of members.
Roger Persson was born in 1967 in Karlskrona, trained as an industrial designer at HDK/University of Gothenburg and also studied furniture design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He then opened a design studio with two colleagues. Since 2009 he has run his own studio, Roger Persson Design, designing furniture and other products – from lighting, switches and 3D-scanners to toys.
His furniture has been exhibited all over Europe, in Japan and the USA.
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.