Vintage Norwegian Rykken Tall Brown Leather Armchair

An immaculate, vintage, Norwegian bentwood lounge chair in red brown leather, that we believe to be designed by Elsa & Nordahl Solheim for Rybo Rykken & Co. Dating from the 1970’s, this unusual design, playfully balances curves and angles to create a flowing, organic form. It’s a chair that’s striking from all sides. With its tall back, its soft, supple upholstery and a frame design that has added suspension, it offers much comfort for every day lounging.

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SKU: S215


In stock


This is an original, used piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in excellent, vintage condition and has been well taken care of. We have lightly cleaned and polished the wood with a natural beeswax polish. Likewise, the joined cushions have been cleaned. The original brown leather upholstery is in very good order with plump inner foams, working zips and no specific marks. Vintage leather does wrinkle and show areas of wear, particularly at rub points, such as the seat seams, but this is very much the nature of the material and as we would expect. The finishing canvas and strapping underneath the main cushions are also in excellent order. The blond wood frame shows only the lightest signs of use with some very minor scuffs here and there. Sadly there is no longer a maker’s label attached but this design is well documented (indeed, we’ve sold many over the years) and we believe it to have been designed by Elsa and Nordahl Solheim for Rykken, Norway. Please refer to our photos for an accurate sense of its immaculate condition.

If you have any questions or would like to view this chair, please do get in touch.

H: 97cm / W: 67cm / D: 87cm
Seat Height: 45cm / Seat Depth: 55cm

If you’re unable to collect this item yourself, we can arrange delivery with some excellent delivery drivers who cover most of the UK mainland (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses) that we have used many times before. They are reliable and insured. Their service does require some flexibility as they work to set routes so will specify the earliest date that they are next in your area. This is usually within 1-3 weeks.  Click for full details of the delivery service we can offer.