Our choice of Lamino has an oiled oak frame although it is also available in a range of other wood finishes and upholstery options. Please contact us if you require a different finish.
We always try to have at least one example of the Lamino chair in the shop for you to come and sit in and marvel at its comfort and style. Please contact the shop for current availability, as occasionally we have stock for immediate delivery.
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. He started Swedese in 1945 and was leading the company right up until his death in 1988.
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 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. Yngve famously said that "To have designed one good chair might not be a bad life's work.'
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.