Tiki sofa by Andreas Engesvik

Several of you readers (dear readers!) have asked for my opinion on the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2014. It took place in February and with some months into the Season, I think the new and fresh approach on sofas might be the most interesting news.
There’s a lot of sofas with legs… The lounge versions from last year seems gone. Tiny legs, thick legs, wood, steel…. Legs definitely makes a strong trend. A very nice and comfy sofa is Tiki by Norwegian top-designer Andreas Engesvik for Fogia. It’s got a 1960s vibe yet it is very contemporary. And I adore Andreas Engesvik skilled work with design vs materials.
– Tiki´s character is tied to the sofa’s top line and silhouette. The line gives a hint of something soft, tailored, which can be shaped and reshaped over time, says Andreas Engesvik.
Tiki´s identity lies in this line and the slim and visually lightweight construction.
– The basic idea of Tiki is related to a fundamental idea in the Scandinavian design tradition – that you immediately should understand why something is designed and constructed in a certain way.

Tiki sofa by Andreas Engesvik for Fogia. Dimensions: Length 233 cm. Height 70 cm. Depth 88 cm. Seating height 38 cm.

Andreas Engesvik also designed this marvellous little Sol stool for LK Hjelle.
Andreas Engesvik stool for LK Hjelle 2014