Sigvard Bernadotte created the pattern Virrvarr in 1958 for a laminate board, Virrvarr means somthing like clutter or disorder. It rapidly became very popular in Swedish homes during the 60'ies, often seen on table tops, cutting boards and windowsills. It was produced until 1991 but is yet again in production.
It's funny how things get a revival when it's taken off production, so much that the manufacturer start producing it again.
I have always loved the pattern and remember it well from my childhood. I was so happy when I found it at our kitchen supplier when we where to chose the kitchen for our house! We will use it on the kitchen worktops in dark grey (right in the picture)!
Lamiroc who produces laminate boards.
Virrvarr is used on the table top of this table called Fanett by Ilmari Tapiovaara, which is a great example on how the pattern was used in the 60'ies.
This set was sold on Bukowskis market at a very affordable price.