Ingmar Relling & Fredrik A. Kayser
Ingmar Relling (1920-2002) was an impassioned designer who created a series of functional furniture designs during his long career. He started his career at Rastad & Relling design studio in 1947 before establishing his own studio in Sykkylven in 1950.
Today, he is considered as one of the greatest contributors to the golden era of Scandinavian Design. Simplicity, minimalism, elegance and uncompromising quality are key concepts in all of Relling’s designs.
In 1965, Ingmar Relling designed his greatest creation: the Siesta chair. It earned him first prize at the Industry Council for Furniture and Furnishing Industry Chair competition the same year. Even the White House was furnished with Ingmar Relling’s Siesta. Today, the Siesta chair stands out as an internationally recognised classic and a Norwegian icon.
Fredrik A. Kayser (1924-1968) graduated from the Norwegian National College of Art & Design in 1945, and along with Afdal, Brattrud, Raastad & Relling he became one of Norway’s most respected designers during the era Known as Scandinavian Design. In 1952, Kayser started to work at Rastad & Relling design studio, but in 1956 he established his own studio.
During his career, Fredrik A. Kayser designed furniture for several of Norway’s most famous furniture manufacturers. Light, modern and functional are all characteristics of his furniture as they are strong representatives of the Scandinavian tone and as the handcraft is clearly inspired by Danish furniture design.
Many of his furniture pieces are considered classics today, among them the armchair Modell 711, which in 1960 won first prize in the Industry Council for Furniture and Furnishing Industry Chair competition.
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