Siesta Classic Chair, Low Back is the prized design of Norwegian Ingmar Relling. Designed in 1965, the Siesta helped open the world to Scandinavian furniture design. His elegant and clean chair made it a perfect fit for Hans Hansen Imports - our old namesake. Relling's design also became well known for its sitting comfort, which helped make it a favorite here. Siesta's fine design and quality may be why Mr. Hansen declared Siesta “The No. 1 Gift of ‘71” in his holiday ad that year. Fine design and quality are why you'll still find Siesta Classic at Hansen Interiors today.
Ingmar Relling’s designs were simplistic, minimal, elegant, and made with quality, and Siesta Classic was no exception to the rule. It has a large, soft seat and giving frame, which means it's comfortable. Mr. Relling gave Siesta a unique base design, which makes it float in the room, even though it's ample in size. Siesta remains an icon of design because of its unique lines and construction. Siesta Classic Chair, Low Back, is at Hansen Interiors today because of its look and comfort. We show high and low-back models and the matching footstool in our showroom. Sit, relax and enjoy. This elegant piece of history blends well in any setting. Add the footstool for even more comfort.
Even though we continue our adventure and strive to tell new stories, we are proud to say that our furniture is still made at our factory in Sykkylven, Norway. This is a chapter we don’t want to rewrite. We are convinced that it is only in this way that we can create and design pieces that will last for generations to come – in form, quality and comfort.
Ingmar Relling (1920-2002) was a passionate designer who created a series of functional furniture designs during his long career. He started his career at Rastad & Relling design studio in 1947 before establishing his studio in Sykkylven in 1950. Today, he is considered one of the most significant contributors to the golden era of Scandinavian Design. Simplicity, minimalism, elegance, and uncompromising quality are fundamental concepts in all of Relling’s designs. In 1965, Ingmar Relling designed his most incredible creation: the Siesta chair. It earned him first prize at the Industry Council for Furniture and Furnishing Industry Chair competition the same year. Even the White House was furnished with Ingmar Relling’s Siesta. Today, the Siesta chair is an internationally recognized classic and a Norwegian icon.Read More
We are storytellers, and the chief ingredients in all our product's stories are form, quality, and comfort. We like to call them our main chapters - and these chapters are carried on and told for generations. High quality and comfort were vital to the first generation and are still essential to our heritage. True craftsmanship runs in our blood.Read More