"Teve" Chair by Alf Svensson for Ljungs Industrier, 1953
Scandinavian design icon, the “TeVe” chair by Alf Svensson for Linda Industrier (Sweden) is one of the most desirable vintage models on the market. Birch frame with brass details. Such a lovely example of early Scandinavian design.
Alf Svensson (1929-1992) was an innovator. It was during the 1950s, 60s and 70s that the Swedish designer created some of his most noteworthy pieces. Like many of his Scandinavian peers, Svensson used traditional materials such as teak, rosewood and leather to create furniture in the Scandinavian Modern style – and often together with his contemporary, Yngvar Sandström.A skilled designer despite being little known to the public, he created several iconic mid-century designs for a number of prominent Nordic brands including Fritz Hansen and DUX.
During the 1950s, like many of his Swedish and Scandinavian contemporaries, Svensson utilized traditional materials such as richly grained teak and rosewood, and leather to create pieces that were typically designed in the Scandinavian modern style. Examples include the Contour Lounge Chair (1950s) and the Te-Ve Chair (1953) for Ljungs Industrier; the Congo Easy Chair (1954) for Haga Fors; the sectional Domus 1 Chair (1955) for Dux, which was originally designed for the H55 exhibition in Helsinborg, Sweden; and a high back reclining lounge chair (1957) for Fritz Hansen. Svensson also designed tables for Tingströms, lighting for Bergboms, and storage solutions for Bjästa.
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