Toad consists of a carrier web suspended on a metal frame. The thick cushion with deep stitches provides good sitting comfort. In the late 60s, Ruud Ekstrand and Christer Norman designed this iconic lounge armchair.

  • Deep stitched cushion with fiberfill.
  • Upholstery in our wide range of fabric or leather.
  • Carrying weave in polyester, trevira CS.
  • Base in steel tube. White, black or satin chromium plated.

      Standard version:

  • Black stand with black carrying fabric.
  • White stand with white carrier fabric.
  • Satin chrome stand with black carrying fabric.
Weight15 kg
Width1 040 mm
Length900 mm
Height840 mm


Ruud Ekstrand and Christer Norman

Ruud Ekstrand, born in 1943 in Malmö, is a prominent designer and the founder of Ruud Ekstrand Design AB. With a career marked by accolades, he has received prestigious awards, including the Forsnäs Prize in 1986 and the Golden Chair (Guldstolen) in 1992. Notably, Ekstrand has won the Swedish Design Award 14 times. Additionally, Ekstrand's influence extends beyond furniture, as he created the specialized furniture fabric Flex. He has specialized in furniture design for companies such as Dux, Iform, and Skandiform, and Ekstrand has gained recognition for works like the armchair KS 130 (Forsnäs Prize, 1986) and the sofa Piccolo (Golden Chair, 1992). Christer Norman collaborated with Ruud Ekstrand on two furniture collections in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Christer Norman is particularly known for designing the Formula series for Dux Studio Collection together with Ruud Ekstrand in 1968. This series included a lounge chair (Toad), a sofa, chairs, and tables that were presented at furniture fairs in Stockholm, Cologne, and Chicago. After a few years, Christer Norman left the design profession while Ruud Ekstrand continued his successful career with his own design studio.

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