Design: Lina Nordqvist
Colors: white, black
Seat cushions for Family chair:
Colours: black and light grey
Price: 620 kn
Each and every one of them brings its own individual character to the table. A boisterous family that one by one aspires to stand out as more than plain furniture objects. Almost like actors in a play. Lina Nordqvist’s Family Chairs were presented as a graduation project at Beckmans School of Design with the intention of exploring the Swedish tradition of stick back chairs, and taking the concept of a very economic use of wood into a contemporary setting. The well-known traditional chair is suddenly back en vogue, acquiring a new appeal all of its own. “I’m fascinated by objects, and I like when they have their own precious individuality, something beyond mere technological functionality.” MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, picked up the first shipment of Family Chairs for last year’s autumn collection. And it is hardly surprising that the Family Chairs seem to be made for the stage, since Lina has pursued a career as a professional set designer in the Swedish movie industry for several years. The Family Chairs are available in beech, black, and in March 2010 also in a white-lacquered version.
Family Chairs won the Accent on Design Award in New York August 2009, and was also awarded with Swedish Elle Decoration’s Design Award in 2010.