Ferdinand Armchair by Åke Axelsson
Ferdinand offers comfortable extended sitting. The chair is based on the same theme as the Nomad chairs but, with its use of leather, is more exclusive. The construction is timeless. Chairs of this type were being made some 4 000 years ago. The turned wedges are the secret of the chair, like two wooden knots.
Ferdinand is manufactured by Gärsnäs in two models: one using light red beech while the oak variant is heavier and sturdier. The seat is made of natural or dark brown leather from Tärnsjö tannery in Upland.
Purchasers assemble the chairs themselves without having to use glue, screws or hammer. Ferdinand was awarded the 2013 ELLE Interior Chair Prize. In 2015 the chair won the year’s Lauritz Icon from the magazine Residence.
Ferdinand chairs are supplied in a flat pack direct from Gärsnäs.