(1913-1988) Swedish furniture designer and architect.
Yngve Ekström is one of 20th century's most appreciated Swedish furniture designer, with lounge chair Lamino as largest success.
Raised among the wood and furniture companies in south of Sweden, Yngve Ekström also made his practise within wood industry and design.
His largest success within furniture design was during the 1950's, while he was still active until his death.
For Gemla Yngve Ekström designed the chair GRACELL, which instantly became a large sales sucess.
A light and elegant chair inspired by the classic Italian chair tradition, but with a distinct resemlance to the Gemla bentwood chairs.
At the time the seat was in sea grass rope or PVC, but since the re-launch of GRACELL 2018 the seat is hand sewn in vegetable tanned tooling leather.