Set of eight Scandia chairs
Manufactured by Hove Møbler
Chromed steel and rosewood
H. 94 cm W. 48 D. 58 cm
Hans Brattrud (1933 – 2017) was a Norwegian furniture designer and architect. He was born in Dokka, and educated at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (setting up his own design studio at the same time).
Brattrud was a carpenter before becoming a furniture designer, and he contributes much of his design confidence to the skills he learned while working with wood.
Hans Brattrud designed the Scandia stackable chair in 1957 as a student project at the National College of Art & Design in Oslo. The chair was revolutionary both in shape and expression. By using horizontal ribs, a twodimensional laminated shape was strung up and made three-dimensional. This was an ingenious construction that also made a unique and timeless design.
The Scandia chair range consists of a stackable chair, a lounge chair and an easy chair, all with belonging tables. Brattrud pioneered high frequency lamination in Norway in the making of his Scandia chair back in the 50s, working to develop a 1-mm thick laminate for wood with high-electricity to set it faster than the usual 3 hours it would take otherwise.
The Scandia chair range won immediately recognition and became an obvious eye-catcher at several exhibitions and fairs. In 1967 the Scandia stackable chair was awarded gold medal at the International arts and crafts fair in Munich. The same year it also received «The Award for Design Excellence» by the Norwegian Design Council.
This beautiful chair continues to earn him accolades, most recently the Interior Innovation Award 2006 at the IMM Cologne fair.