Ekstrem™ is not merely a chair, but rather a stand-alone object. It represents one of Norway’s first postmodern designs. Its unexpected geometrics allow you to sit forward with feet on the ground, sideways with legs placed on the armrests or completely backwards with the front of the torso against the chair’s back. A sitting experience that can only be described as out of the ordinary.
Ekstrem™ consists of a steel frame covered in soft foam and woollen knit upholstery. It is available in six colorways in Knit, a bespoke woolen upholstery textile by Devold. Knitted from one continuous thread, it provides an elasticity which is essential when fitted to the chair’s organic shape. The knitted fabric is soft and breathable and features a classic quadratic pattern.
Ekstrem is an open framework constructed of fabric-covered foam over a steel frame. The chair consists of two identical mirror-facing steel frames which are covered by polyurethane foam. This provides a soft support layer covering all surfaces of the chair. A woolen knitted fabric is then manually fitted to the intricate cylinder forms. Finally, the two parts are carefully assembled together resulting in an extraordinarily eye-catching piece of furniture.
We design and produce high-quality ergonomic chairs that invite people to move while they sit. Our chairs have been meticulously designed in close collaboration with some of the most tradition-breaking and unafraid Scandinavian designers, including Opsvik, Øie, Ekstrøm, Salto and Sigsgaard, who have been widely recognized for their positive effects on health.