A year-long story. That spans a lifetime. Johan Lindstén captures the beauty of the seasons in autumn, winter, spring, and summer sceneries depicted across the backrest of the poetic Embroidery Chair; cross-stitched, the sublime synthesis between traditional embroidery techniques that have been passed down for generations and state-of-the-art industrial technology.
The quiet attentiveness of deer in the wild, the playfulness of polar bears, the ephemeral flight of butterflies, the elegant grace of flamingos: stitched with electronic machinery that effectively reproduces the manual cross-stitching technique using wool thread. The structure of the Embroidery Chair is made of ash wood stained in hues that set off the scene; a walnut finish for autumn, bleached wood for spring, black for winter and red for summer.
“Scandinavian personality, Italian quality”: these are the words of designer Johan Lindstén to explain the secret behind the success of the Embroidery Chair, a comfortable ergonomic seat that is an enchanting accent to enliven a room.
Johan Lindstén was born in 1981 in the heart of ‚Möbelriket’, the furniture kingdom of Sweden. Profiting from a vast knowledge about the industry at an early age he successfully graduated in the program of furniture design in Stockholm in 2008, leading to the establishment of the independent Design Studio Johan Lindstén Form.
Due to his very personal approach to express his emotions and thoughts by forming them into unique physical objects, his design soon set himself apart. Launching several interesting and diverse products including furniture, lamps and sound absorbers, limited editions has been sold and is exposed in museums such as Nordiska, Sweden’s largest collection of cultural history.
Enjoyed by a broad clientele Johan’s objects are mostly appreciated for their narrative appearance and unexpected details. By bonding with the user in a very personal and sensual way his design is able to enlighten the state of mind and make the surrounding environment more beautiful and joyful.
Lindstén Form cooperates with many renowned companies of the industry, such as Cappellini, Johanson, RocheBobois, FotnanaArte, Gärsnäs and Gallery Pascale.