Eikund – 17th may 2021

Meet Fluffy

The Fluffy lounge chair by Fredrik A. Kayser was designed in 1954. The chair is characterized by the ultra-soft upholstery in Norwegian sheepskin and its sloping armrests which leans you into a welcoming embrace. It combines both art and function into one, a floating cloud of fluffiness that builds on the past for the present. This is a brand-new species that can live anywhere!

Fluffy by Eikund is a 2021 NYCxDESIGN Awards Finalist in the Iconic Products category.

We never take nature for granted. We’re inspired by nature every day, to find ways to improve and do better. Photo taken at Egersund.

Design

The Fluffy lounge chair was designed in 1954, by Fredrik A. Kayser. He graduated from National Academy of Craft and Art Industry back in 1945 and the lounge chair was designed while being employed at Rastad & Relling Tegnekontor.

His furniture is characterized by elegant design and material sensitivity, with a rare sense of proportions and composition. Kayser was inspired by the trends of the time, but always managed to give his creations a unique personal touch, with elegance that made them instant classics.

Fluffy combines both art and function into one, a floating cloud of fluffiness that builds on the past for the present. 

We never take nature for granted. We’re inspired by nature every day, to find ways to improve and do better. Photo taken at Egersund.

Production process simplified

The solid wood comes from suppliers around the world. It is carefully selected for hardness, size, color and wood grain. Once selected, the wood is processed in several different ways. After machining all the parts, they are hand sanded and given a protective surface layer.

We use stencils to mark our cutlines for best use of the fur, this is pre-defined shapes for different areas on the chair. This fur comes from the old longhaired sheep rase, the Norwegian Spælsau. To make a single chair, a minimum of 5 furs are used. The different forms of the sheepskin are stitched together and stapled/hammered to the frame, each of them stretches differently, and this process is carried out manually.

To make the chair look as good as possible, we use a trained hairdresser to trim the fur on the whole chair, so it has a nice flow throughout. Our team put in a lot of effort to create a high-quality product in each step of the process, from the wood processing till the end with “hair styling”. The upholstery process alone takes almost a day.

To ensure our customers comfort and satisfaction, we carry out many inspections. Once the chair has passed inspections, it is ready to be packed.

After the final inspection is completed, the chair is shipped out to our costumer waiting for a warm and comfy rest.

We never take nature for granted. We’re inspired by nature every day, to find ways to improve and do better. Photo taken at Egersund.
Eikund combines quality with a focus on timeless design and sustainable production.

Materials

The main materials are European oak and American walnut, combined with Norwegian sheepskin. 

Eikund combines quality with a focus on timeless design and sustainable production.

About the designer

Fredrik A. Kayser
(1924-1968)

Fredrik A. Kayser is a well-loved furniture designer from the Scandinavian Design period of the mid-twentieth century. He was born in the Norwegian town Bergen, grew up in a musical family, and played both the cello and the mandolin. He found a lot of inspiration in music. His father Trygve Kayser had a furniture agency and a large network in the industry. Fredrik began his carpentry apprenticeship right after the middle school exam. At the age of 15, he had already drawn his first dining room, which was put into production at Viken Møbelfabrikk. Kayser got his diploma at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in Oslo in 1945, the same year he started his career at the Rastad & Relling Tegnekontor.

His furniture is characterized by elegant design and material sensitivity, with a rare sense of proportions and composition. Kayser was inspired by the trends of the time, but always managed to give his creations a unique personal touch, with elegance that made them instant classics.

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