Today I'll present two Norwegian design classics. The chairs City and Planet, both by the Norwegian furniture manufacturer Fora Form.
City was designed by Øivind Iversen in 1954, in 2006 it was relaunched. The chair was his master's degree at the arts and craft school (Kunsthåndverksskolen). He worked his whole life as a architect of interior and buildings, and City was the only piece of furniture he ever developed. City is, in my opinion, a beautifully designed molded plywood chair, well worth comparison with similar chairs like Danish Arne Jacobsen's series 7 chair.
Planet is another chair by Fora Form. It was designed in 1965 by the Norwegian product designer Sven Ivar Dysthe, and relaunched in 2002. This round swivel armchair was said to be the introduction of pop art in Norwegian furniture design.
By the way, you can get a similar chair at IKEA (Skurvsta shown in black here). It's cheaper and quite comfortable (I know because I have one myself), but is it as elegant as Planet? No, I don't think so.
Photos from Fora Form and IKEA.
PS: I must learn how to make the text and photo layout look better. Why does it look nice in the preview and than it looks weird when I publish it? I also have to learn how to get the lines and spaces to co-operate. *making annoyed Marge sound*