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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.

  1. Fakta bookshelf

    Fakta bookshelf

    By Swedese

    From: £251.00
  2. Lamino footstool

    Lamino footstool

    By Swedese

    From: £605.00
  3. Lamino easy chair

    Lamino easy chair

    By Swedese

    From: £1,728.00
  4. Lamini children armchair

    Lamini children armchair

    By Swedese

    From: £1,518.00
  5. Thema chair

    Thema chair

    By Swedese

    From: £710.00
  6. Desirée chair

    Desirée chair

    By Swedese

    £431.00
  7. Lamino easy chair with Gotland sheepskin

    Lamino easy chair with Gotland sheepskin

    By Swedese

    From: £2,389.00
  8. Palle Stool

    Palle Stool

    By Stolab

    From: £154.00
  9. Caryngo armchair

    Caryngo armchair

    By Swedese

    £1,634.00
  10. Arka lounge chair

    Arka lounge chair

    By Stolab

    From: £553.00
  11. Primo easy chair

    Primo easy chair

    By Swedese

    From: £1,169.00
  12. Desirée round table

    Desirée round table

    By Swedese

    From: £485.00
  13. Lamino side table

    Lamino side table

    By Swedese

    From: £289.00
  14. Accent sofa

    Accent sofa

    By Swedese

    From: £4,331.00
  15. Primo stool

    Primo stool

    By Swedese

    From: £496.00
  16. Ex-display Lamino lounge chair & footstool - Gotland sheepskin

    Ex-display Lamino lounge chair & footstool - Gotland sheepskin

    By Swedese

    £3,529.00