An installation at Domus Clerkenwell opening on 2nd April 2019 will officially launch Eikund to UK audiences and show its never been seen before collection of furniture classics unearthed from Norwegian design archives.
A key piece within the new collection is Fluffy designed by Fredrik Kayser in 1954. The Fluffy lounge chair is characterised by its ultra-soft upholstery in Norwegian sheepskin, and its sloping armrests leading you into a welcoming embrace. Fredrik Kayser 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. It combines both art and function into one, a floating cloud of fluffiness that builds on the past for the present.
Fluffy Project_ The Amerikalinjen Hotel, Oslo:
The brand new Amerikalinjen hotel designed by Helsinski-based Puroplan, occupies one of Oslo’s most recognisable 20thcentury buildings, the former headquarters for the Norwegian America Line. This intimate 122-room property is layered with subtle nostalgic references as well as forward-thinking design.
One design highlight is a bespoke black version of Fluffy which has been specifically commissioned by the hotels owners, Petter Stordalen of Nordic Hotels & Resorts.
The hotel’s guestrooms are fitted out with an assortment of iconic pieces from Eikund from the 1950s and 60s. This includes Torbjørn Bekken’s graceful Evja lounge tables and Veng armchair; the striking Hertug and Fluffy chairs, both designed by Fredrik Kayser.
Fluffy is available in both a white and black fur version with various wood base options including; soaped oak, white oiled oak, oiled oak and smoked oak. This is a brand-new species that can live simply anywhere!
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