favn sofa

favn sofa

favn sofa

Design Jaime Hayon, 2011
Polyurethane, steel, aluminum
Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen

"I wanted the sofa to be based on a shell. A shell, being hard on the outside, soft and welcoming on the inside. Protective and warm." -Jaime Hayon

FAVN™, the Danish translation for embrace, is designed with great attention to detail and consists of only a few elements. "I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic, that's why we named it FAVN", says Jaime Hayón. It is an evolution of Fritz Hansen's design language that brings together the qualities of Spanish and Danish design. The work of the artist-designer is characterized by his respect for colors, craftsmanship and techniques.

Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with his collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations. His work has appeared in art and design publications worldwide and he has won numerous awards.

As the sofa has no edges - it is round and soft. The large rounded shell rests on the small, but elegant legs while the seat and back together with the decorative cushions combined with the use of three textures, makes up the strong visual layers. The sofa comes in nine unique and different designer selections with a mix of three fabrics and is also available as a single fabric version in a variety of different options.

87" w | 36.6" d | 34.6" h | seat: 16.5" h | arm: 23.6" h

$10,849.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this sofa to be created and shipped to your location)

Jaime Hayon

With a foundation in skateboarding and graffiti art, Jaime Hayon studied industrial design in Madrid and Paris. He continued his education in 1997 at Fabrica, a design and communication academy founded by Benetton, where he had the opportunity to work with Oliviero Toscani. He also studied in the first class of the IED Industrial Design course in Madrid. Fifteen years later, Hayon is the director of the Master of European Design Labs of IED Madrid. Hayon’s work mixes art and design; his industrial design often maintains a craft base. Now internationally known, he has completed projects worldwide.
Fritz Hansen was established in 1872 by the visionary cabinetmaker of the same name. Since then, Fritz Hansen has become a natural part of both Danish and international design history. Today, it is an exclusive and international design brand. The history of Fritz Hansen is characterized by stupendous craftsmanship, unique design and an inherent sense of premium quality. Leading architects and furniture designers from all over the world have regularly contributed to the collection with beautifully shaped and functional furniture that seamlessly meet through the use of innovative techniques and new materials. Arne Jacobsen, Poul Kjćrholm, Piero Lissoni, Kasper Salto and Morten Voss – the stellar string of designers is long and the list of furniture of classic and iconic fame is even longer.
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