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Yngve Ekström “Bangkok” Cabinet

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Manufacturer: Ese Möbler

Designer: Yngve Ekström (1913-1988)

Period/style: 1950's

Country: Sweden

Material: Teak and Beech

Size: H: 162 cm [63,8 inches; W: 120 cm [47,2 inches]; D: 46 cm [18,1 inches]

Details and Condition::Striking “Bangkok” cabinet by Yngve Ekström, made from teak with a graphic, embossed pattern on the door fronts. Details made in beech create a subtle contrast. Yngve founded the company Ese Möbler in 1945 together with his brother Jerker in the 1940’s. The company later changed its name to Swedese in the 1960’s and are still in existence as of today. Together with colleagues like Alvar Aalto, Bruno Mathsson and Arne Jacobsen, Yngve Ekström contributed to make the concept of “Scandinavian Modern” famous throughout the world. His furniture has been exhibited all over the world and are represented among others on the Victoria & Albert museum in London.