Siesta is a classic lounge chair with an inimitable form that continues to allure from one decade to the next. Siesta was born from Hiort af Ornäs’ pursuit for a flawless chair that would suit any interior and resemble a comfortable lap to rest in. The organic form and carefully considered functionality strike the perfect balance.
Hiort af Ornäs painstakingly perfected the Siesta chair for years before it reached its final form in 1952. He created numerous wax-moulded and plaster cast models and a series of prototypes that he kept refining in his quest for perfection.
The curves of the backrest and angle of the seat are designed to offer ideal support while sitting, while the delicate design charms with its harmonious beauty.
The manufacturing process was a continuous source of inspiration for Hiort af Ornäs, who developed several innovative methods during his lifetime. The organic shape of the Siesta lounge chair required a pioneering technique: the designer was the first in the world to create a plywood press that was able to bend plywood in three directions at the same time.
Available with mahogany, walnut, birch or oak legs and several upholstery options.
Legs: birch, oak, mahogany or walnut
Recommended fabric: Hallingdal, Vidar, Orsetto, Gentle
Recommended leather: Linea, Savanne, Amburgo