Tollgard Presents Eikund: Mid-Century Memories Refocused Through a 21st Century Lens

Discover a world of Norwegian mid-century furniture design, revived and recreated by Eikund, arriving now in the Tollgard Showrooms at Belgravia and Chelsea Harbour.

The result of a shared love and a mission; Eikund is a furniture maker bringing forgotten classics of Norwegian mid-century design into the spotlight. Its three founders, Morten Hippe, Frode Tingbø and Jørgen Tengesdal have in common a long-held appreciation of Norwegian furniture design.

A Sneak Peak

Eikund Krysset lounge chair with white oiled oak and brown leather in white background
Krysset Lounge Chair

Krysset by Fredrik A. Kayser has a distinguished cross-legged expression and is the most recognizable chair in Norwegian design history. Designed in 1955.

Eikund Hertug Dining Chair in oiled oak frame and black leather upholstery in white background
Hertug Dining Chair

Hertug is an elegant dining chair by Fredrik A. Kayser. Designed with a simple and organic form to make it fit into all kinds of interiors. Designed in 1959.

Eikund Broadway lounge chair ioled walnut and black leather upholstery in white background
Broadway Lounge Chair

Broadway lounge chair by Torbjørn Afdal. With its turned siderails pointing upwards as horns the lounge chair Broadway makes a strong statement. Designed in 1958.

Eikund logo in white background

The company takes its name from the island of Eigerøya on Norway’s west coast, which it also calls home. Originally known as Eikund, the island was named after the oak trees (‘eik’ in Norwegian) with which it is densely populated. It is Norwegian oak and walnut with which most of Eikund’s designs are crafted today; designs from the mid-century that were long forgotten until Hippe, Tingbø and Tengesdal set about bringing them back to life.

Eikund Veng armchair in black leather and White oiled oak in white background
Veng Lounge Chair

Veng lounge chair is one of the most dramatic chairs by Torbjørn Bekken, it is both elegant and bold at the same time. Designed in 1960.

Eikund Veng dining chair in black leather and White oiled oak in white background
Veng Armchair

Veng arm chair has a strong personality and is one of the most expressive chairs by Torbjørn Bekken. Designed in 1960.

“On my never-ending journey to find new designer-makers in this world it is so exciting to stumble upon a new-old maker like Eikund. A new company that has trawled through the archives to find these amazing designs from the mid-century period. Norway often stands in the shadow of the rest of Scandinavia when it comes to furniture and this little gem of a company is proof that it shouldn’t.”
Staffan Tollgård Founder and Creative Director