Popcorn Shell Chairs by Sven Ivar Dysthe


Set of four Popcorn chairs designed by Sven Ivar Dysthe in 1968 for the Henie Onstad Art Center in Norway. Made in a limited edition of only 300 these chair have become a prime example of modern norwegian mid century design. There are known to exist about 70-90 examples left. Molded shell in fiberglass and legs in chromed steel, chairs are stackable. All chairs are in good vintage condition with some age related surface wear. Sold as a set.———— Sven Ivar Dysthe is one of Norway’s most prolific furniture designers. From 1951 to 1954 he studied industrial design at the Royal College of Art in London, and in 1958 he established a design studio with his wife Trinelise. His classic, the 1001 armchair, was designed for Dokka M.bler in 1959. The chair earned him the American Institute of Decorations International Award Litation. Dysthe continued to develop the 1001 series through the 3001, 4001 and 5001 series. In 1963-1964 he designed the hemispherical chair Planet. He designed the cylindrical armchair Prisma and the glass fiber reinforced dining chair Popcorn for Henie Onstad Art Centre at H.vikodden. Popcorn was relaunched in 2012 by Fora Form. Stack chair Laminette, in laminated wood, is Dysthe’s biggest commercial success, and will be re-released in 2013 by Rybo AS.

Design history

Designer: Sven Ivar Dysthe
Year: 1967-68
Maker: Møre Lenestol Fabrikk AS


Category: Norwegian Icons
Material: Metals Fiberglass
Colors: White chrome
Measurements: 51,5 x 57 x 82 None (D x W x H)
Quantity: 1
Style: Mid century modern Norwegian modern 1960
48000.00 NOK