Sigurd Resell, a prominent figure in Norwegian furniture design during the 1950s and 60s, stands out for his elegant and logically constructed furniture pieces. His portfolio includes designs that range from moderately traditional to more modern, aligning with international design language. Resell’s work earned him nine awards at various competitions and exhibitions in Norway and abroad.
He graduated from the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry in 1947. He began his career at Rastad & Relling Tegnekontor, where he made significant contributions to the furniture scene until 1968, with a brief hiatus from 1953 to 1956. Resell’s talent is exemplified by designs like the Øya dining table, an elliptical-shaped table crafted in solid wood, showcasing his innovative design approach many years ahead of his contemporaries.