D 46 x H 49 cm
Easy chair high, stool and table Laminated beech, oak, cherry or walnut veneer. Table: Laminated beech, oak, cherry or walnut veneer. Sheepskin, textile or leather. “To have made one good chair maybe isn’t such a bad lifetime accomplishment.” Lamino is a prime example of timeless design. Nature’s own materials and masterful craftsmanship have resulted in a piece of furniture as attractive today as it’ll be for future generations. When Yngve Ekström designed the chair in 1956, he did it with the human being in focus, which makes it as pleasant to sit in as it is to look at. We’re happy that there are so many who share our love for this forever-young sixty-year-old. Through the years, the Lamino has been depicted on a stamp and named Swedish furniture of the year. To celebrate this year’s anniversary, we introduce two special limited-edition designs. They are inspired by the designer Yngve Ekström’s poetry, which often praised nature and its constant renewal The quote comes from the creator of the Lamino chair, Yngve Ekström. And claiming that a chair that was voted “the 20th Century's Best Swedish Furniture Design” by Swedish interior decoration magazine, Sköna Hem’s readers, is only a good chair is an understatement. 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of Swedish furniture producer Swedese, to pay honor to this, Nudie Jeans were asked to do an interpretation of this design classic. Over the years, Amnesty and Nudie Jeans have been collaborated on a bunch of different projects to raise awareness about Amnesty’s work. The first 100 easy chairs of each version are numbered, and a donation is made to Amnesty International for each sold easy chair.
Beautiful, simple, comfortable – and loved. When a Swedish interior magazine asked its readers to vote for “one piece of furniture of the 20th century” they chose the easy chair Lamino, designed by Swedese’s founder Yngve Ekström. “To have designed one good chair might not be a bad life’s work” he had said, many years earlier. But his inheritance is far greater than just Lamino. Yngve Ekström had his personal style, which ensures that so much of his furniture retains its current interest and is kept in production.
Ekström was born in 1913 in Småland, where the country’s oldest furniture factory was situated. His father died young and Ekström started working in the factory at the age of 13. His talent for carpentry and his all-round experience gave him a unique feeling for materials and construction.
With colleagues like Aalto, Mathsson, Jacobsen and Kjaerholm, Yngve Ekström was part of the post-war modern movement that made the concept “Scandinavian Modern” world-famous. His furniture is represented in many permanent collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.