Holmenkollen Lounge Chair by Arne F. Tidemand Ruud


The 'Holmenkollen' lounge chair is designed by Arne F. Tidemand Ruud and manufactured by AS Inventar - Norway, exported under the Norcraft export scheme. Frame in massive teak wood with natural leather seat. The name Holmenkollen has its reference to the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo. Designed in 1959 and in production the following year, the chair with its distinctive style won the gold medal at the 1960 furniture fair in Colonge. ———— Arne F. Tidemand Ruud remains a somewhat unexplored character in the history of recent Norwegian furniture design. His Father Ole N. Ruud managed funiture factories in Oslo, Odense and Gjøvik, and delivered furniture and interiors to the ships serving the Norwegian American line. Tidemand Ruud was a carpentry apprentice at his father’s factories, and received a craftsman’s diploma in 1935, while also studying at the National Academy of Arts and Design. He continued working at the family company until 1953, when he assumed management of AS Inventar at Gjøvik on his father’s death. He ran the factory jointly with his wife Solveig, a professional fabrics designer. For three decades they designed and produced furniture and interiors for cafes, restaurants, banks and hotels. His most famous work is the reclining chair Holmenkollen from 1959, made in teak and leather, which received first price at the furniture fair in Cologne in 1960. Holmenkollen was primarily sold in the US, Germany and Sweden via the Norcraft export scheme.

Design history

Designer: Arne F. Tidemand Ruud
Year: 1959
Maker: AS Inventar


Category: Norwegian Icons
Material: Wood Leather
Colors: Sand Cognac Beige
Measurements: 104 x 69 x 76 CM (D x W x H)
Quantity: 1
Style: Mid century modern Norwegian modern 1950
48000.00 NOK SOLD