Design: Arne Norell
The Kontiki chair in the home of photographer and design enthusiast Anton Watts, Los Angeles. Read the full article (video credit: www.dwell.com and www.genesis.com)
Kontiki was designed by Arne Norell in the 70's and draws its inspiration from safari furniture. We manufacture Kontiki by hand in Sweden at our factory that Arne Norell founded in 1963. Wooden frame in selected solid beech with a variety of wood stain colors. Exclusive aniline leather from Tärnsjö Garveri or Camo, and others.
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Renowned furniture design
Our company was founded in 1954 by the renowned Swedish furniture designer Arne Norell. Since then we have been a family business carrying on Arne’s design legacy. Our furniture is carefully handcrafted at our factory in Sweden using only the best materials. In fact, it is the same factory that Arne Norell built in the 1960’s. We make unique Scandinavian designs that last.
Furniture that inspires
Our goal is to make furniture with a heart and soul. Not just something that looks beautiful and is comfortable. We want to convey a piece of Swedish design history that both you and your loved ones can enjoy for a long time.
"Our goal is to make furniture with a heart and soul. Not just something that looks beautiful and is comfortable. We want to convey a piece of Swedish design history that both you and your loved ones can enjoy for a long time."
Make it your own
Our design furniture can be made in several color variations. You can choose the color of leather, canvas, and wood finish. If you have a specific color request in mind, please contact us.
1917-1971, Swedish furniture designer and entrepreneur.
Arne Norell started his own workshop in 1954 in the town of Solna, Sweden. Thereafter he moved to Småland and established his company Möbel AB Arne Norell, today known as Norell Möbel AB (Norell Furniture). He was known for his versatile use of wood, leather, fabric, and metal in furniture characterized by comfort and ease. Norell’s success made him a household name within the interior design-world of Europe. Several models were also produced in other parts of the world under a license.
He was to a great extent inspired by Danish design. Two examples of this influence are the lounge chair Ari and the safari chair Sirocco. Ari was awarded the British Furniture Manufacturer’s greatest award “showpiece of the year” in 1973. Many of the models he designed came into production after his death in 1971. His designs are still handcrafted by the same company today, Norell Möbel AB.