"I wanted the sofa to be based on a shell. A shell being hard on the outside, soft and welcoming on the inside." Says Jaime Hayón. "I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic - that's why we named it FAVN." Hayón continues.
"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.
FAVN is the result of an experimental dialogue and presents an honest interpretation of Fritz Hansen's design values. It represents a true reflection of Fritz Hansen's ambition to achieve sustainable quality in crafting timeless design.
The new sofa is presented in ten unique Designer Selections; light grey, sage green, clear beige, taupe, chocolate, moutarde, red, violet, dark blue and black. It includes a mix of three fabrics to express the form of its three main components; the shell, seat and back and decorative cushions. The combination of texture and tone is appealing to the visual and emotional senses.
A sofa designed by Jaime Hayon, manufactured by Fritz Hansen.
The shell consists of two parts a base and a back shell, both are made from hard polyurethane foam with glass fibre reinforcement. Both parts have an embedded steel frame and the base also with mounted nozag springs. The base and back shell are assembled with 6 steel brackets and Hex socket screws (can also be disassembled for moving with an Hex key no.4). The outside of the back shell and base is covered with a thin, soft layer of polyurethane foam and wadding.
The four legs consists 3 parts; an upholstered trumpet matching the base, a satin polished aluminium cylinder and a felt glide to protect the floor (the legs can also be disassembled if necessary when moving the sofa).
The range of accessories include loose decorative cushions and large felt glides for soft floors (i.e. linoleum). A fire retardant version (CMHR) that meets Crib 5 standards is also available.
The sofa is tested according to:
Strength: EN 15373:2007 Non domestic seating - level 2
Fire - USA: California TB 117 (Not the decorative cushions)
Fire - UK: BS 5852 crib 5
Designer: Jaime Hayon
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