Description

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.

Ornäs

Siesta armchair, oak legs, black leather

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Availability

1–2 months

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Details

Colour
Black, oak
Width
70 cm
Depth
80 cm
Height
103 cm
Frame material
Plywood
Upholstery fabric
Sørensen leather
Base material
Oak

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Carl Gustaf Hiort af Ornäs

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 neighbourhood, which has a large Finnish population.

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