Sigurd Resell

(1920-2010)

Sigurd Resell was one of the country’s most formidable furniture designers in the 1950s and 60s. What characterizes his furniture more than anything is an elegant and logical construction. While mostly designing furniture in a moderately traditional style, he later also developed a number of models in a more modern, international design language. He received nine different awards at various competitions and exhibitions at home and abroad.

He graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in 1947. Resell then began working for Rastad & Relling Tegnekontor, where he stayed until 1968, with a brief intermission from ’53 to ’56, creating some of the era’s most formative furniture.The dining table Øya is a great example of his design talent, an elliptical shaped table in solid wood designed many years before his competitors.

 

Øya dining table

Øya is a extendable dining table that was only made for one client, a true “one of a kind” product. Sigurd Resell graduated from National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in 1947. He designed Øya while being employed at Rastad & Relling Tegnekontor in Oslo. What characterize Resell’s design are the defined logical constructions where form is decided by function. The elegant elliptical shape of the tabletop is both classical and modern, with legs that strengthens this feeling with an oval to round shape. We are proud to have this unique and beautiful table as part of the Eikund collection.

Designed in 1956

Jaer bar stool

Jaer is a true mid-20th century design, but this is the first time it goes into serial production. The three-legged barstool definitely deserves more attention, it has a strong presence even though it has a humble and honest look. Sigurd Resell graduated from National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in 1947. He designed Jaer while working for the pioneering interior design company Rastad & Relling Tegnekontor in Oslo. The barstool consists of mostly solid wood, only to be contrasted by the brass ferrules at the bottom of the feet. The overall design makes the barstool classic and modern, a perfect choice for residential homes, professional workspaces, cafes and restaurants.

Designed in 1959

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