KNIT 084 Port
Terje Ekstrøm, 1984
Ekstrem™ is not merely a chair, but rather a stand-alone object. It represents one of Norway’s first postmodern designs. The chair’s playful and unapologetic appearance is adorned by design enthusiasts and children alike. Designed with ergonomic intention, Ekstrem™ is a functional sculpture with a soft and inviting surface which offers comfort and support.
Find support in unexpected ways
The unconventional geometry of Ekstrem™️ provides the freedom to sit in a wide variety of positions. Whether you opt for a forward-facing stance with your feet planted on the ground, a sideways pose with your legs resting on the armrests, or a completely backward orientation with the front of your torso against the chair's back, resulting in a sitting experience which is truly extraordinary.
W 72 cm x D 70 cm x H 79 cm. Seat height 43 cm
H 84,5 x L 72,5 x W 73 cm
Weight incl box:
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. The upholstery 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.
Ekstrem™ is a versatile piece of furniture that can be used in a variety of rooms and paired with different types of tables, including coffee tables and even dining tables. Its distinctive design adds personality and style to any room
Like many talented industrial designers of his generation, Terje Ekstrøm had one foot in crafts and the other in industry. He trained as a cabinet maker and upholsterer before studying interior and furniture design at the National College of Art and Design in Oslo, Norway. Ekstrøm’s work contributed to a new vitality and independence to the Norwegian design scene of the 70s and 80s, at a time of significant cultural and social change. Ekstrøm represented a new generation of designers who challenged the ideas of Scandinavian design. Although he is today seen as one of Norway’s first postmodern designers, Ekstrøm’s original output and its mediation is also connected to the ideals of the modern movement and later pop culture.