Float by OFFECCT

Float

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Designer Eero Koivisto
Launched in 2005
Architonic id 1243771

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The sofa system Float is designed by Eero Koivisto and is characterized by comfort, flexibility, spaciousness and mobility. Float has a floating construction whose design is inspired by the Star Wars movies. Float consists of buildable modules that can be combined in different seating systems based on the need of the individual or the optimal design of the room. That Float looks like it is floating comes from a unique detail, barely noticeable due to the low base. By letting the sofa rest on a low cap of plate glass that reflects the base, an illusion that the sofa is lifting off the floor is created. It gives Float an airy impression despite its cubic and strict form. Eero Koivisto got the idea when he saw the vehicle Sandspeeder in a Star Wars movie and the technique of using plate glass to create the illusion that the vehicle was floating was described to him.

“One of my ideas is that furniture ’talk’ to each other no matter what their different expression are. The new sofas have a subtle design in order to harmonize with other furniture with different styles of expression”, says designer Eero Koivisto.

Float can be put together in different combinations or used as single modules (note that combinations sofas always need minimum one armrest).

Seat and back in cold foam with flameproof fibre. Upholstered in removable fabric or fixed leather. Wooden frame with Nozag spring system. Chromed legs.


Float High
Eero Koivisto uses an architectural approach to create low-key furniture with a strong sense of presence – something that is very obvious in his new sofa, Float High. The design was prompted by his own needs, which involved a lot of travelling and many meetings in public settings.

“I noticed the same behaviour in everyone involved in business meetings. People lean forward in the very low seats, try to conceal their computer screen, and hold their hand around their mouth while talking on their mobile phone. I wondered whether I could create a piece of furniture that felt like it was a small, separate room. I started with Float, which I had previously designed for Offecct, and pulled up the edges just far enough so that when you sit up very straight you can see over the edge, but when you sit back you get a private and secluded space.”

Koivisto sees it as a challenge to alter the typology of something so archetypical as a rectangular sofa – the one piece of furniture that is perhaps the strongest interior decoration symbol of our times. How can we combine the parts so that something new emerges? The challenge consists in putting the form into a new context.

Seat and back in cold foam with flameproof fibre. Fixed fabric upholstery. Wooden frame with Nozag spring system. Alternatively with laminated base for higher seating. Chromed legs.


Float soft
The sofa system Float is designed by Eero Koivisto and is characterized by comfort, flexibility, spaciousness and mobility. The series has been extended the new model Float Soft. Float Soft is a softer version of the already very comfortable Float. The sofa has also gotten sewn details around the edges, a detail which enhances the already elegant design. The back cushions have also been given a new shape in order to further lift the soft feeling.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Seat and back in cold foam with flameproof fiber. Removable upholstery in fabric or fixed upholstery in leather. Wooden frame with Nozag spring system. Legs in whitepigmented oak.


Product group: Seating Break-out / Privacy areas Lounge area / Waiting room Armchairs Lounge chairs Lounge sofas Sofas Modular seating systems Modular sofa systems Privacy furniture modular modular modular corner configurations corner configurations 3-seater 3-seater 3-seater 3-seater 4-seater 4-seater closed base closed base closed base divan base divan base divan base with armrests with armrests with armrests with armrests with armrests with armrests with seat and backrest upholstered with seat and backrest upholstered with seat and backrest upholstered with seat and backrest upholstered with seat and backrest upholstered with seat and backrest upholstered with base in solid wood with base in solid wood with 4-leg base with four-leg base
Designer: Claesson Koivisto Rune Eero Koivisto

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