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Yngve Ekström was a Swedish furniture designer and carpenter, born on March 29, 1913 and died on May 4, 1988. His interest in furniture design was sparked at a young age when he started working in his father's carpentry workshop. Ekström later trained at the Möbelsnickarskolan in Bodafors and then continued his career as a carpenter and designer. In 1944, Yngve Ekström founded the furniture company which later became Swedese together with his brother Jerker Ekström.

Ekström is regarded as one of the most significant and influential designers during the golden age of Swedish furniture design in the 1950s and 1960s. He was known for his innovative and functional designs that were often combined with organic forms and natural materials. His furniture is characterized by simplicity and elegance, and he often used wood as his main choice of material.

This sideboard is a good representative of the Scandinavian design style from that time. The sideboard has clean lines and well-balanced proportions, and it exudes a timeless and minimalist aesthetic.

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