Modern Classic | The Eva lounge chair

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Originally designed by the Swedish modernist designer Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist for NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) in 1956, the Eva lounge chair was relaunched by Gubi earlier this year.

Holmquist studied art history in England in the years immediately after the war and became fascinated with classic English upholstered furniture. She designed without worrying about short lived trends and stayed true to her own design vision.

 "I think both furniture and textiles, wherever they end up, must be kind, gentle and courteous, but without losing their character. They should have human qualities, not be pompous and only stand alone, but be able to adapt to the environment they end up in..."

The Eva embodies this philosophy. Described by Gubi as 'gracious with an air of romance', it's a timeless design with light, clean lines and a soft simplicity. Its hourglass shaped back gives it an invitingly, feminine form. (Holmquist also designed a 'male' version, the Adam).

It comes upholstered in Kvadrat fabric in a range of colours including blush, grey and natural with oil treated solid oak or walnut legs and is available to pre-order for June 2014 at Nest.