Apr 4, 2011

Vintage Love ~ Westnofa from Norway

I have been keeping away from craigslist for a while now. I dint want to get into the temptation of buying something and not being able to get it home for the lack of space. But a week was all I could hold out. (lol)...And found this beautiful set of Westnof teak frame loveseat and chair...lovely isnt it!..a little beyond my budget but whatz the harm in looking right!

Modern Scandinavia has a long line of wonderful designers and wonderful designs to its credit!...Norway's Westnofa has a long history of innovative design and quality construction. This is a classic Siesta chair and ottoman from Ingmar Relling's kitty. 

The famous "Siesta" chair and ottoman are said to capture the true Scandinavian flavor. This elegant chair with its proud profile was originally Relling's submission to the Norwegian Furniture Council competition in 1964, where he won a well deserved first prize. The Siesta is considered the most comfortable chair 
that conforms to your body.

The best part of this deal is that this seller also has a very rare loveseat from the same designer...sweet!

I am not a leather lover..but really appreciate the beautiful piece!

The number of museums this chair is displayed:
Röhsska Museet, Göteborg
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (s. engl. Wikipedia)
Die Neue Sammlung, München
Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, (zugehörig zum Smithsonian Institution)
The National Design Museum, New York, (zugehörig zum Smithsonian Institution)
Smithsonian Institution, New York
Nationalmuseum Oslo, Oslo

PS: images courtesy craigslist seller 


  1. Hey Sudha !!! when your post title read - from Norway . My antenna's were up. Lovely find. I never new about this . Will check soon :-)

  2. Lovely.. lovely.. Im not a huge fan of leather.. but that sure looks like the most comfy sofa / chair I've seen..

  3. @shanthi
    i was thinking about u too :)

    @Patty...it is comfy..have seen one in a local antique mall...:)

  4. Iam not a fan of leather. But I would love to fabric upholster it. At this rate, I would want almost every piece of furniture that you feature on your blog :P
    On a serious note, I would love to see another page where you catalogue all the vintage furniture that you have featured and update it when you feature new ones. What a treasure that would be.

  5. lol..Preethi you know, I somehow expected you to say that :)..and yes, thats a wonderful idea..i can start doing that :)


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