Design Centre Stories

The New Nordic

Tollgård regularly adds to the roster of international brands in its showroom, and has recently introduced two leading names in Nordic furniture design. Eikund was founded in 2019 with the specific aim of reissuing Norway’s lost design classics. The instantly recognisable ‘Fluffy’ chair (above left) was designed by Fredrik A Kayser in 1954 and is characterised by its mountain of fluffy sheepskin, penetrated by angular timber arms. It’s pictured with another Eikund reissue, ‘Isbjørn’: Arne Tjomsland’s friendly polar bear was inspired by Tjomsland’s childhood, growing up with a father who worked at Oslo’s zoological museum.

Overgaard & Dyrman are talking Denmark’s revered heritage in furniture to new places with pieces such as the ‘Circle’ dining chair (above right), which has a beautifully balanced geometry. Jasper Overgaard and Christian Dyrman first met at university in 2005 before founding their company in 2014; they are known for their work in leather and metal (Overgaard is a self-taught leather worker while Dyrman is a skilled blacksmith), so ‘Circle’, with its timber base and upholstered seat and back, is a new departure. The pair’s commitment to craftsmanship and elegant, sculptural design remains the same, however.

Tollgård, First Floor, Centre Dome