'Tema' Lounge Chair by Ingmar Relling


The elusive 'Tema' lounge chair designed by Ingmar Relling and produced at Vestlandske Møbelfabrikk, early 1970s. Chromed steel frame and black leather upholstery, in excellent vintage condition. Ingmar Relling was the desiger behind the 'Siesta' lounge chair which was one of the most commercially successful chair to be made in Norway. ———— Furniture designer Ingmar Relling started his career at Rastad & Relling design studio in 1947, where he worked until 1950, before establishing his own studio in Sykkylven. In 1954 Relling designed the foldable chair Nordic for Vestlandske M.belfabrikk. In the 1950’s and 60’s he adapted his models to more rationalised and industrialised means of production. Ingmar Relling’s highlight and international classic was armchair Siesta. It earned him first prize at the Industry Council for Furniture and Furnishing Industry Chair competition in 1965. Perhaps Relling’s most distinctive work from the 1970’s is the armchair Tema, from 1973. Tema was inspired by Siesta, but made from flat steel. Today Siesta is produced by Rybo AS.

Design history

Designer: Ingmar Relling
Year: 1970s
Maker: Vestlandske Møbelfabrikk AS


Category: Norwegian Icons
Material: Leather Metals
Colors: Black Silver chrome
Measurements: - x - x - None (D x W x H)
Quantity: 1
Style: Mid century modern Norwegian modern 1970
30000.00 NOK