Steen Østergaard is a Danish designer. 

Education

He studied Kunsthandvraekerskolen, Copenhagen to 1960. 

1962-65, he worked with architect Finn Juhl and, in 1965, set up his design studio. 0stergaard ‘s first plastic object, the 1970 Chair 290 in polyamide, was produced by France & Son in Denmark. 

1970 Chair 290 by Steen Østergaard
1970 Chair 290 by Steen Østergaard

The chair was the first to be extruded as a single unit; its fibreglass reinforced-polyester moulded shell was upholstered inside and supported by an underframe of chromium-plated metal. 

Cada produced a stacking chair and other plastic models. 

  • His work was shown at the Kunstindustrimuseet, Stockholm, in 1962 and 1964, 
  • Erikholm in 1965, 
  • London in 1970, 
  • Milan in 1971, 
  • Boutique Danoise in Paris in 1972. 
  • He was awarded the first prize at the 1963 furniture fair in Cantu, 
  • 1966 Johannes Krøiers prize, and 
  • recognition in San Cataldo in 1966. 
Pair of oak armchairs with three legged base, seat and back upholstered. Designed by Steen Østergaard
Pair of oak armchairs with three legged base, seat and back upholstered. Designed by Steen Østergaard

Sources

Byars, M., & Riley, T. (2004). The design encyclopedia. Laurence King Publishing.

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