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ICELAND & THE SÓLEY FLOWER
Iceland. An island full of contrasts where fire coexists with ice.
Precipitous cliffs with calm waters.
Bright lights with darkshadows.Opposites attract, as the saying goes.
These landscapes are a rich sourcefor inspiration and a haven for creative work. The birth place of series 2750 Sóley. The architect and designer Valdimar Harðarson was born in Reykjavik.
A folding chair that achieved and earned the status of a design classic.The pair of opposites, consisting of sun and moon, is united into the designaesthetics – reflected in the circular seat and the lunate back. Echoing the deep affinity with nature, a philosophy embedded in Icelandic culture. Sóley literally translates as "Island of the sun", and it is what buttercups are affectionately called.
Sóley’s success story began in 1983 when young Harðarson met DieterKusch in Cologne and showed him the prototype of the chair. Mr Kusch said:“This is a beautiful chair and the first one I have seen that is foldablewithout it being obvious.
—— Dieter Kusch，1983