Arne Norell was born in Sweden in 1917 and died in 1971. Arne Norell was a multifaceted designer, who experimented many different material combinations. He gained an interest in classic furniture and started his own company: Arne Norell Möbel AB in 1954, where he designed and manufactured furniture. His most well-known and appreciated piece is the easy chair “Ari”, designed in 1966. In 1973 he was awarded with “Showpiece of the year” by the British Furniture Manufacturer´s. Many of his designs are still manufactured by his company under the name Norell Möbler Ab.