Steen Østergaard (b.1935) is a Danish designer.
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. This post-modern piece is a fine example of an inventive application of modern technology. Sculptural in form, the chair is of one piece and is stackable, reflecting the contemporary need to make the most of space.
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.
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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.
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