Since 1946, Tonning & Stryn has made furniture using traditional handcrafting methods in combination with modern machine techniques, resulting in pieces that are both of the moment and guaranteed to grow old with dignity. Today, Tonning & Stryn produces the iconic furniture of its late long-standing collaborator Alf Sture, together with new designs inspired by the quality, craftsmanship and traditions for which the furniture village of Stryn has been known for generations.
Built and constructed around a sturdy framework, Andreas Engesvik’s Vang chair is a typical example of this approach. The uprights that form the backrest and the way in which they are connected to the seat are directly inspired by Alf Sture’s Windsor chairs, designed for Tonning in the 1960s. The technique is traditional, the expression honest, and the simple design true to its materials – making Vang both a tribute to a classic and a paragon of contemporary Norwegian furniture design.