Sweden (1920-2017)

Multi-tasked artist, sculptor, painter, ceramist, Folke Jansson is one of the representatives of Swedish design. At first recognized for his work as a sculptor and engraver throughout the 1940s, he settles his ceramic studio in Koping. Folke Jansson turns himself towards design when he had the idea to make his own chair, but too difficult to be made, he asks the assistance of the Wincranz Company, and start shaping his prototype with metal and paper which gave birth to the tripod chair Arabesk model. He exhibits in 1955 in Gotheborg fair in Sweden with the Wincranz Company, which is the starting point to a long collaboration thanks to the success of the Arabesk chair. Supported by his exploit, Folke Jansson begins the production of furniture for the same firm and continue to experiment with free edges and geometric shapes. Nowadays, his works are curated in international museums such as the Vitra Museum.