Caryngo

Caryngo was the result of a collaboration between Carl Malmsten and Yngve Ekström, the big names in Swedish design in the 1950s. The drawing was done by Carl, who initially called the chair Modell Yngve. The original drawing, however, bear notes saying that Yngve Ekström should decide the details. In this way the neat and comfortable chair was given two consignors, with the production being handled by Ýngve Ekström’s company Swedese. Further, the name was instantly changed to Caryngo, a combination of the designers’ first names. The shape, with back legs protruding like horns, was quite popular at the time and was used by both Carl Malmsten and Yngve Ekström for other chairs. The Caryngo chair was shown at the Malmsten exhibition Levande svensk tradition (Living Swedish tradition) at the Röhsska Museum in Gothenburg in 1956. It was relaunched in 2018.

DESIGNED

1955

SIZE

Height: 77 cm Width: 60 cm Depth: 67 cm Seat height: 36 cm

MATERIAL

Frame of FSC-marked oak. Vegetable tanned leather from Tärnsjö, nature or black.

PRODUCER

Swedese