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Avalon by Michael Young for Swedese

Stockholm 2010: Hong Kong designer Michael Young will launch a swivelling tub chair for Swedish design brand Swedese at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this week.

Called Avalon, the upholstered chair is meant for use in contract furnishing and also comes in a static version.

"Avalon was created as nod towards the man that first inspired me to become a designer, Vernor Panton," says Michael Young. "I felt that there had not been a great deal of evolution in the big soft upholstered tub chair sector recently, certainly non that swivel and as ever I like to design things that I could have in my own home. It's a serious contract piece suitable for airports and hotels alike. It is also the only one-piece injection chair produced in Sweden in the last 25 years and a serious commitment to the vision of longevity."

Michael Young is our featured designer this month - see all our stories about him in one place here.

The Stockholm Furniture Fair opens 9-13 February. See all our stories about Stockholm 2010 in our special category.

Here's a little more information from Swedese:


Welcome to Swedese at the Stockholm Furniture Fair, stand A20:30 and to the Swedese shop+showroom at Narvavägen 10, Östermalm!

Swedese exhibits its new Michael Young chair - Avalon. It is an easy chair or swivel chair with automatic return, here upholstered in fabric Flex from Swedish supplier Väveriet. Their piece is designed with a 360 degree swiveling base and comes in a wide range of colours.

Please visit our stand A20:30 at the Stockholm Furniture Fair which runs from 9th to 13th February 2010. The Swedese shop+showroom at Narvavägen 10, Östermalm also stays open during the fair period.