Developed by Kerstin H. Holmquist and produced by Danish furniture legend Gubi in 1956, the Eva Lounge Chair offers a simple, clean, minimalist look; the essence of contemporary style. Holmquist was employed at NK Triva, a furniture workshop and architect studio where she created this collection for one of her many exhibitions. She named her pieces inspired by Paradiset (Swedish for Eden or Paradise). The first piece in the collection was the feminine lounge chair – Eva and later followed its masculine counterpart, Adam. To complement the two she later also created a sofa – the Paradiset sofa and also a foot stool – the Fig Leaf. In the following years, the series was extended to include a foot stool called the Fig Leaf and other variations of lounge chairs and tables.
Height: 76cm x Width: 81cm x Depth: 93cm (Seat Height: 38cm)
Materials & Finishes
The lounge chair is fully upholstered in a moulded polyurethane foam with hand sewn piping, matching buttons and with solid wood legs in oil treated oak or walnut.
Year of Design
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Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist was a Swedish modernist architect and designer. She is remembered today, for her ability to create designs for the modern home in the 1950’s without worrying about short lived trends and what other people thought – to stay true to her own unique and humanistic design vision.
She often worked with her husband Erik Holmquist, and together they modelled and created the pieces together. A key aspect for the couple was always to test their designs in their own home before completing a project.
Gubi was founded in 1967 by Jacob and Sebastian’s parents, Gubi and Lisbeth Olsen. “At Gubi, we’re on a continual quest. A journey. Fuelled by our passion to discover overlooked icons from the past and future…”.