The elegant Siesta armchair was designed by Carl-Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs in 1952. The chair catches the eye with its sculptural silhouette featuring a high backrest and slanted wooden legs. The frame is made of a single sheet of pressed plywood, and the upholstery of the back is finished off with decorative buttons. The Siesta armchair was introduced at the Milan Triennial in 1957 and originally manufactured by Hiort af Ornäs’ own factory Puunveisto Oy in Helsinki, Finland. Today, the chair is available as a reissue.
Siesta lounge chair, oak - light grey Hallingdal 130
- Light gray, oak
- 27.56 in (70 cm)
- 31.5 in (80 cm)
- 40.55 in (103 cm)
- Frame material
- Upholstery fabric
- Kvadrat Hallingdal 130
- Base material
Carl-Gustaf Vilhelm ”Nalle” Hiort af Ornäs (1911–1996) was a Finnish interior architect and designer, whose most famous design is the Siesta armchair from 1952. In 1945 Hiort af Ornäs founded the furniture company Puunveisto Oy, for which he developed versatile techniques for shaping plywood. Hiort af Ornäs spent his retirement in Spain, and designed several buildings for Fuengirola’s Los Pacos neighborhood, which has a large Finnish population.View all products
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