The Nest collection is as unrestrained as most work from Swedish design studio Form Us With Love, presenting a reversed silhouette—a club chair on a slim structure. The Nest collection demonstrates an exceptional capacity from Danish design company +Halle, manifested in chairs and sofas turned into elevated—yet sheltering—seat of decency.
The series provides an unpronounced divider to the traditional lounge area, by simply creating layers of both high and low seating. The heights offers a sense of privacy, whilst maintaining the comfort of a relaxed armchair.
‘With Nest, you can create a perfect room-in-a-room feeling without having to add traditional tall room dividers or high back sofas. When first installed it was evident that people were sitting next to each other—at different levels—without being affected by their neighbors. With a minimal expression, the Nest Collection, keeps the room open in a new way,’ says Martin Halle, Brand and communication director at +Halle.
Fascinated by the typologies of pedestals, such as the Umpire’s chair on a tennis court, Form Us With Love has experimented with a lofty landscape, adding the element of dignity and softness to a seat with a view.
‘Our ideas of different height layers led, as they often do, into deeper research. We analysed the activities and behaviours of a public spaces, and the upholstered furniture vs. bar stool seating scenario. Instead of putting the two characteristics next to one another, we merged them—creating a tall vertical Nest,’ says John Löfgren, Creative Director at Form Us With Love.
‘We believe that a comfortable high seat is an interesting addition, providing the opportunity to sit longer at a tall table. The skilled craftsmen at +Halle understood the importance of very small details and soon we were deeply entwined in a brilliant design dialogue,’ says Jonas Pettersson, CEO at Form Us With Love.
‘The challenge with the Nest range was the balance between the seat and legs. The importance was adding steadiness, to an elegant, high piece of furniture. Our hard work paid off, producing a durable collection without compromising the sleekness of the reversed figure,’ says Martin Halle, Brand and communication director at +Halle.
The fluid intersection of the seat and the backrest in the Nest collection is about quality and durability, demonstrating the skills on offer in +Halle’s factory.
‘Design shouldn’t be put on a pedestal necessarily, but we thought the idea of celebrating real craft was worth lifting,’ Halle concludes.
+Halle is a Danish high quality contract furniture brand, which develops and produces furniture for institutions, airports, offices, and other public spaces. No matter the location, the job at hand remains—giving humanity a chance to take a break. During the past few years +Halle has delivered furniture to companies like BIG Architects, MoMA, Google, Facebook, Erste Bank, Microsoft, and several airports worldwide.
Visit the Website: www.plushalle.com
Hälsa is a Swedish firm with growing international presence which blends traditional handcrafts with technology in order to take your sleep quality to a higher level.
We are inspired by the nature.
Hälsa is inspired by nature with an appreciation of Swedish tradition. It conveys peaceful nature, deep lakes and the breeze of endless Swedish forests offering you a peaceful sleep during the night.
We bring handcrafts together with technology.
With Hälsa we bring handcrafts of the past together with technology of the future... Each of our mattresses use innovative technologies which are shaped with hand skills of masters.
Visit the Website: www.sanghalsa.se
The Klippan Yllefabrik AB was founded in 1879. Today, the fourth and fifth generations are working side by side, developing the company. Our philosophy is to combine Swedish design with our long tradition of textile knowledge.
We have developed a textile collection in collaboration with famous Swedish designers. All our blankets and throws are manufactured in our own factory. We only use natural material in our products and try to use eco-material as much as possible.
Visit the Website: www.klippanyllefabrik.com
Offecct is a Swedish company founded in 1990 in the town of Tibro by Kurt Tingdal (CEO) and Anders Englund (design manager). Together with designers and architects from around the world, we develop furniture with sustainable, functional and attractive design for modern meeting places. Our operations are built on genuine local craftmanship tradition which we combine with the latest technological advances.
We are internationally recognized for our frontline production in environmentally sustainable, renewable materials and for our innovations in developing products which improve air and sound environments. Our collection enables interiors that stimulate creativity in meetings between people today and tomorrow.
Our determination to contribute to a more sustainable society has permeated our entire operations ever since the outset. In 2015, we launched OFFECCT LifeCircle® concept — an extensive and thorough concept designed to prolong the lifespan of our products even further and to create a life cycle for furniture and interiors.
Visit the website: www.offecct.se
R255 by Zsuzsanna Horvath and Ariane Relander
material: stainless steel, plywood
dimensions: H 800 W 560 D 660 mm
R255 easy chair carries a strong graphic and minimal aesthetic which took shape in the research of a sharp geometric profile and a hypnotic identity.
The chair, made of 9 mm thick plywood molded in the most minimal yet poetic way, welcomes the body in a comfortable lay-back position. The bright, primary red elevates the chair to an abstract and mesmerizing composition, where the thin black lines of the frame finish the elegant drawing.
Sila was exhibited at the Greenhouse in Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017 and published on Trendland, Yellowtrace and Dívány.
Photography by Ville Vappula
Visit the website: http://www.zsuzsannahorvath.com
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR ROOTS.
IT ALL BEGAN IN HOLSBYBRUNN, SWEDEN.
For us scandinavian craftmanship is in focus. Clean lines meeting timeless shapes, high quality and comfort. We have a wide range of chairs in a lot of different materials and functions. Our armchairs have been developed in cooperation with architects and designers with each individual model always consisting of equal levels of comfort and design. Conform products create a timeless contemporary environment for homes and public places.
An armchair from Conform is not only comfortable and hardwearing, but also has timeless beauty, which represents long-term commitment. Design for Life.