Conceived by legendary industrial designer Terje Ekstrøm, the Ekstrem chair is one of Norway’s first postmodern designs
Oslo-based furniture company Varier has introduced the Ekstrem chair—one of the Nordic’s most iconic pieces of contemporary design—to its collection in a knitted velvet upholstery fabric.
Having remained almost unchanged since it was first conceived in 1984 by industrial designer Terje Ekstrøm, the Norwegian design icon has now been reimagined thanks to an innovative new upholstery technique.
Made with a new ‘Gentle’ upholstery, which consists of 28 separate pieces of fabric that are sewn together and manually fitted to the chair, ‘Gentle 2’ is designed and produced by Kvadart Febrik. The knitted stretch velvet is unique in that it clings remarkably well, making it ideal for upholstering organic shapes and curves like Ekstrem.
Playful in design and simple in form, the chair provides a fun sitting experience. Whether forward or sideways, Ekstrem allows users to discover comfort in new ways. Having made its name by creating ergonomic chairs that encourage us to move while we sit, Varier’s offerings are aimed at making lives healthier, more sustainable and comfortable.
Continuing on its mission, Ekstrem promises to add fun and optimism to interiors. From deep shades to bright hues, the chair is available in four desaturated colours including orange, rose, blue, green – as well as two monochromatic colourways – a classic black and white.
Representing a unique and creative example of what an ergonomic chair can look like, Varier’s latest eye-catching piece instantly updates home offices, coworking spaces and lounges. With beautiful colours, a sophisticated silhouette and playful aesthetic, Ekstrem is made for modern, flexible ways of living and working.
Images courtesy of Varier