Sigurd Ressell

Sigurd Ressell is one of the few elite Norwegian designers responsible for putting the small country firmly on the map for international design.

Ressell's career was kickstarted when his drawing for a furniture design competition was praised by master furniture maker Neils Vodder.

In 1958 a prototype from the drawing, called the SR 600, won an award at the Copenhagen Cainetmaker's Guild Exhibition for craftsmen in Denmark.

Ressell designed the chair that would define his career in 1971. The impressively named Falcon Chair showcased a striking hammock profile rendered in a chromed steel exoskeleton. The organic steel frame allowed both a lightness of form and an almost floating sitting experience.

By 1974 production of the steel frame was halted and replaced with a cost saving steam-bet laminated plywood frame.

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