Falcon First is an iconic piece of design history. The story started in 1971 when Sigurd Resell designed the chair, drawing
great inspiration from the hammock. The chair’s hanging construction
provides a nice movement and a unique seating comfort. Falcon First is
the classic and original Falcon chair, recognized by its buttons. Sigurd Resell had a solid carpentry education with him before he studied
at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry
(1943–1947). He designed some of the post-war most shapely furniture and
is known for his steel furniture. In 1970, the Industry Council invited
to the furniture competition "A piece of furniture". Sigurd Resell
received second prize for the Blankvals armchair. The chair, which was
later named Falcon, which has become one of the most known Norwegian
This is the lowback model of the Falcon chair. Also available in a highback model. The accompanying footstool is also available.
Width: 30.25" Height: 32.25" Depth: 31"
Seat Height: 17.25"
Frame available in black or chrome. Over 20 leather options available. Visit store for details.
Life along the elongated Norwegian coast was tough in the 1940s. Located between deep
fjords and majestic mountains the farmers in the small village of
Sykkylven started to build furniture in barns or cellars to ensure their
own livelihood. The wish to provide
more jobs led Sykkylven's Lars Karl Hjelle to start up his own furniture factory in 1940
and found LK Hjelle. Hjelle's aim is to create beautiful, timeless Scandinavian pieces. Being a
Norwegian family business producing furniture to an international
market requires courage. Maybe even a little heroism. Hjelle's close
cooperation with both young Norwegian and international designers has
made Hjelle known for innovative furniture design. Despite the scale of theirTheir furniture is still made at their own factory in Sykkylven, Norway.