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Accent sofa

By Swedese


  • Description

    The Accent sofa was designed in 1959 by Yngve Ekström, the founder of Swedese. While typical of its time, it's also timeless and classic - and very well made.

  • Technical Info

    W:215 x D:72 x H:76 (Seat height: 42cm)

    Frame and legs in solid oak. Nozag springs in seat and back.
    Filling: High resilience foam.

    Available in a wide range of fabrics and leathers.

    For more options please contact one of our stores.

  • Designer
    Yngve Ekström

    Yngve Ekström (1913-1988) was born in Hagafors in Småland, Sweden, which happened to be where the country's oldest furniture industry was placed. He studied drawing, sculpture, painting, music and art history. With furniture virtually from his mother's milk, he started Swedese in 1945 and was leading the company right up until his death. His career coincided in time with the best part of the postwar modern movement and together with names including Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson, Arne Jacobsen and Poul Kjaerholm he was at the core of a generation of designers who made the concept Scandinavian Modern famous all over the world.
    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 magazine Sköna Hem.
    Ekström's furniture have been exhibited in Amsterdam, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, Munich and Belgrade, to name a few places, and are represented in many modern permanent collections, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.

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    • Nevada black leather
    • Steelcut trio (Sand 213)

    • Oak

  • Delivery

    6-7 weeks
    Made to order item

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