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Ingmar Relling

Ingmar Relling

Ingmar Anton Relling (born April 8, 1920 in Sykkylven , dead April 9, 2002 ) was a Norwegian designer of furniture.

He graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (SHKS) in1947, after working as a young boy as a carpenter at Vestlandske Møbelfabrikk in his hometown Sykkylven. He worked in his brother Adolf Rellings (1913-2006) company before starting his own company in 1950. In the early years he also did interior work, but after 1960 he concentrated on chairs.

One of his most famous pieces of furniture is the chair " Siesta " (1966) in skin and laminated beech, Most of his chairs, and all from the mid-1960s, are made of laminated beech, combined with either skin or canvas. The chairs are manufactured today by the furniture factory LK Hjelle .

In 1976, A / S established Vestlandske Møbelfabrikk to produce the armchair Orbit which Ingmar Relling designed. The chair made of shaped laminated beech could be converted into a couch with as many seats as one needed. The orbit was one of the very first Norwegian-made armchairs to adjust the seat back. The chair went out of production after 10 years in circulation.

He held separate exhibitions in Oslo, Copenhagen, Zurich and Paris. His work has been purchased by the Art Industry Museum in Oslo , Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg and Cooper-Hewitt Museum New York. Several of his works have been awarded the Award for Good Design - among other things, "Siesta" received a class award in 1992, he received the Jacob Prize in 1978, received furniture design prizes in Vienna and London and was honored with the King's gold medal in 1999.