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Today’s Christmas Calendar features  Studio Granda, chosen by jewelry designer Fiona Cribben.

They would like a chair from product designer Dögg Guðmundsdóttir of Dögg Design and Rikke Arnved.



” Fifty Chair by Dögg Guðmundsdóttir and Rikke Arnved is very nice and light and breaks the rules in a very good way. It has a certain spirit of the age, but is lighter than most 1950s chairs that are upholstered. It has a rare spacious quality to it, and it would be perfect for our upper landing.”


Designed in 2012 for Ligne Roset, Fifty is a collaboration between Gudmundsdóttir and Rikke Arnved. The inspiration is taken from the Flag Halyard chair, the easy chair made from metal and rope that was created in 1950 in Denmark by Hans Wegner. The duo designed a straight back not only to provide relaxation but also for reading or watching TV.

Here, it is the designer herself along with Fifty Chair in Felleshus, the Nordic embassy in Berlin.

The 350 meters of rope used are woven in either black or brown onto a black steel frame. In both cases, the Fifty chair has a sculptural presence in the room and will attract attention because of its unexpected juxtaposition of the minimalism of the design of its steel frame and the artistic warmth of the hand-woven rope. Fifty is designed for both indoor and outdoor use. It also has a little brother, a dining chair that also belongs to the Ligne Roset collection.

Fifty Chair won the Wallpaper Design Award for best outdoor furniture in 2013.

Read more about Fifty and Dögg here.


Every day up until the 24th, we ask our friends – designers, curators, architects and other wonderful folks – to answer the question:

“Which Icelandic designer/architect would you like to give you a present, and what would it be?”

The chosen designer/architect will then be the next one to answer.

Be sure to return tomorrow, when we will reveal Dögg’s wish!


Images courtesy of Dögg Design