Designed by Andreas Engesvik, Oslo, the wooden chair Vang is built and constructed around a sturdy framework. The uprights that form the backrest and the way they are connected to the seat are directly inspired by Alf Sture’s Windsor chairs, designed for Tonning in the 1960s. The stick-back-theme is reworked to fit a modern context. The steam-bent top-piece, which has been used by a number of designers through the years, is today recognised as a classic Scandinavian design element. The technique is traditional: joint fittings and glue. The Vang chair was launched at the Norwegian exhibition during London Design Festival in September 2012.
Tonning & Stryn
Tonning & Stryn is located in Stryn, a village hidden in one of western Norway’s fjords. The company, which was established in 1946, manufactures high quality pieces of furniture, many of which are designed by Alf Sture. Sture began his collaboration with Tonning in 1960, a partnership that lasted until his death in 2000 and resulted in a total of 120 models. Even today, Sture’s earlier designs from 1940, 1946 and 1951 are in production at Tonning & Stryn, thus proving the timelessness of Sture’s designs. The furniture is produced using traditional handcrafting methods in combination with modern machinery and equipment. A variety of woods and colours ensure almost unlimited possibilities. The end results are pieces of furniture that will grow old with dignity.