Photo: LK Hjelle
The sofa’s architectural and simple design is adapted to modern architecture, and is available in two sizes. From an environmental perspective, the goal is to minimalise the use of materials, especially as there are many public sector buyers. LK Hjelle has met the market’s need by constructing a sofa with good utilisation potential, while simultaneously saving resources by not using more materials than necessary.
The greatest challenge has been to combine the slim and light appearance with good comfort and a strong, stable and durable construction. At first glance, the sofa looks so thin and light that it almost hovers. It then surprises the user with excellent comfort. The contrast of the outer and inner shape impresses the jury. The sofa is fully upholstered, there is little stapling and conscious detailing. This emphasises the light appearance and also simplifies production.
It does as it promises, and more than it pretends.
Company: LK Hjelle
Project group company: Head of Product Development - Ole Vedvik
Design: Anderssen & Voll
Project group design company: Torbjørn Anderssen
Award / year: Award for Design Excellence - 2012
Category: Furniture design