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Bengt Ruda

(Sweden, 1918-1999)
15 000 - 20 000 SEK
1 370 - 1 830 EUR
1 440 - 1 920 USD
Hammer price
36 000 SEK
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Bengt Ruda
(Sweden, 1918-1999)

a rare "Focus" easy chair, Ikea 1950s-60s.

Nickel-plated tubular steel frame, upholstered with leather. Height 80 cm.

Wear and stains, worn leather, superficial rust in places.


Catalogue, "Möbel-IKEA Älmhult: Inredningskatalog -58/Lyckokast till Önskebo -58", Aller press 1958, model illustrated p. 17.

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Designed in 1958.

In the 1958 Ikea catalogue, "Focus" is presented with the following text:
"Exclusive, certainly, but why shouldn't one be from time to time, especially if it doesn't cost extra. In an artist's loft, at a modern art exhibition, indeed, why not in your own living room. Your friends will congratulate you, and you will enjoy it. It is Architect Bengt Ruda who has sat at the drawing table for this one, and he has done so with pride. Durable and smooth oxhide signifies longevity and harmonises well with the graceful lines of the nickel-plated steel tube frame."

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