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Sigurd Resell

1920 — 2010

Sigurd Resell was a Norwegian designer. He studied at the School of Arts and Crafts (Statens Håndverks and Kunstindustriskole) in Oslo; graduated in 1947. He collaborated with Norwegian firms Rolf Rastad & Adolf Relling and Høvik Lys (he designed lamps for it), with the famous Danish cabinet maker Niels Wodder, designed furniture for the new Norwegian parliament building and the Norwegian telephone company in Oslo. Since the early 1960s, he designed mainly metal furniture.

In 1958, his SR 600 chair won an award at the Copenhagen Cabinetmakers Guild exhibition. The Irafas chair, which he designed with Kato Mansrud, won the gold medal at the Biennial of Industrial Design in Ljubljana in 1966.

Since 1968, Sigurd Resell regularly collaborated with the furniture company Vatne Lenestolfabrikk. In 1970, he designed a chair for it, which was imported next year under the English name Falcon, a bestseller of the Norwegian furniture industry, popular in many countries from Germany to Australia and Japan.