FAVN – the Danish translation for embrace, is the result of an experimental dialogue between Fritz Hansen & Jaime Hayon. It presents an honest interpretation of Fritz Hansen’s design values.
“FAVN is an evolution of Fritz Hansen’s design language that brings together the qualities of Spanish and Danish design”. Says Jaime Hayón.
“FAVN is picking up from the long tradition of Arne Jacobsen in the sense that I wanted to create a form that was based on a shell, like the Egg™ and the Swan™ which looks equally beautiful from all angles.” Hayón continues. “I wanted the sofa to be based on a shell. A shell being hard on the outside, soft and welcoming on the inside. I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic – that’s why we named it FAVN.” Says Jaime Hayón. Recognized by his fresh, colourful and extrovert design style, the award winning artist-designer is the most recent addition to our family tree of designers.
The new sofa will be available to purchase from Republic of Fritz Hansen stores and selected authorized Republic of Fritz Hansen dealers from around the world as of September 2011.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 20 July, 2011