Nudie Jeans Co. make hardwearing denim and beautiful washes but they never shy away from trying something new. As would be the case when Swedish furniture producer Swedese approached Nudie Jeans Co and asked they join them celebrate their 70th anniversary by collaborating on a interpretation of the Lamino Chair, a classic that was first designed in 1956 by Swedese founder Yngve Ekström.
Since 1956, over 300.000 Lamino chairs have been produced by skilled craftsmen at the factory in Vaggeryd, Småland, Sweden. With Swedese and Nudie Jeans Co. sharing the same view on sustainability, and that the materials both produce would work really well together they went ahead and created Lamino by Nudie Jeans: A tribute to sustainable design.
The materials selected for the collaboration were done so by their ability to age beautifully. The frame was made with untreated beech veneer, with a few layers of orange colored veneer in-between – which of course comes from the orange stitching of Nudie Jeans co. selvage. The seat comes in three different variations: a dry, organic, Kaihara selvage option, a pre-washed, hand-treated selvage option made by Nudie Jeans Co.'s washing experts at ITAC in Italy, and a natural leather option, vegetable tanned by Tärnsjö Garveri.
“To have made one good chair maybe isn’t such a bad lifetime accomplishment” Yngve Ekström.