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Each and every one of them brings its own individual character to the table. A boisterous family that one by one aspires to stand out as more than plain furniture objects. Almost like actors in a play. Lina Nordqvist's Family Chairs were presented as a gr
aduation project at Beckmans School of Design with the intention of exploring the Swedish tradition of stick back chairs, and taking the concept of a very economic use of wood into a contemporary setting. The well-known traditional chair is suddenly back
en vogue, acquiring a new appeal all of its own. "I'm fascinated by objects, and I like when they have their own precious individuality, something beyond mere technological functionality." MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, picked up the first s
hipment of Family Chairs for last year's autumn collection. And it is hardly surprising that the Family Chairs seem to be made for the stage, since Lina has pursued a career as a professional set designer in the Swedish movie industry for several years. T
he Family Chairs are available in beech, black, and in March 2010 also in a white-lacquered version.
Family Chairs won the Accent on Design Award in New York August 2009, and was also awarded with Swedish Elle Decoration's Design Award in 2010.