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