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Our own piece of 1960s Swedish design

Vintage 1960s chair by Yngve Ekström

This is our new chair that I entioned yesterday. Its 1960s, Italian made, designed by the Swedish designer Yngve Ekström. It’s quite small as you can see from me sitting on it. Absolutely love it!

Trying out the new chair

The guy that we bought it from used his private flat as his showroom and it was the most stunning place ever! Just crammed full of post-war furniture and homewares. He was a really nice guy too and I sort of said to him to keep an eye out for tiled coffee tables (I am obseesed with 50s/60s tiled coffee tables). Lets hope for our bank balance’s sake that he doesn’t actually come up with anything – because I would find it very hard to resist!

Here’s a picture of the same chair, but without a back cushion, which is how they are usually sold:

Swedish design - vintage chairs by Yngve Ekström

And Yngve Ekström looking cool:

Yngve Ekström

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  • theVweekly 10 October 2009, 5:40 pm

    Cool chair! I love the miniature size and the sea shell shape. Its definitely a conversation piece.

  • Lemondrop Marie 10 October 2009, 5:55 pm

    That's just amazing. LOVE IT. And the orange cat too, of course.

  • avintagespirit (Lizzy) 10 October 2009, 8:32 pm

    Wow, what a cool chair! I love Swedish design. Adorable kitty 🙂

  • The Small Fabric Of My Life 11 October 2009, 6:29 am

    Great chair. I look forward to seeingyour other finds.

  • Ms. B 11 October 2009, 6:51 pm

    Such a gorgeous piece!!! It's lovely!!

  • Eyeliah 13 October 2009, 8:42 pm

    Great chair, I am a sucker for orange.

  • Anonymous 9 October 2010, 3:53 pm

    Bless you for helping us to identify who designed this chair! We have a pair of them here in Oxford — not painted white, and with cherry red plastic cushions…
    They travelled up from granny's house in the Veneto, Italy.

  • Renate 16 October 2010, 11:20 pm

    And another late comment about this chair… I recently picked one up, too. Mine is white and has a back cushion too but the cusions are blue. There are no marks or stamps on it though, and I was wondering how you know it's Italian and designed by Ekstrom?

  • Franca 17 October 2010, 8:42 am

    Renate – ours doesn't have any marks either. The information came from the antiques dealer we bought it from, and then I did some googling on Yngve Ekström.

  • jamie yates 6 January 2012, 8:21 pm

    ive got one too, white with blue cushions. alsa has a made in italy stamp