Design Jaime Hayon, 2011
Polyurethane, steel, aluminum
Made in Denmark by Fritz Hansen
“I wanted the sofa to be based on a shell. A shell, being hard on the outside, soft and welcoming on the inside. Protective and warm.” -Jaime Hayon
FAVN™, the Danish translation for embrace, is designed with great attention to detail and consists of only a few elements. “I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic, that’s why we named it FAVN”, says Jaime Hayón. It is an evolution of Fritz Hansen’s design language that brings together the qualities of Spanish and Danish design. The work of the artist-designer is characterized by his respect for colors, craftsmanship and techniques.
Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon was born in Madrid in 1974. As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department.
Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with his collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations. His work has appeared in art and design publications worldwide and he has won numerous awards.
As the sofa has no edges – it is round and soft. The large rounded shell rests on the small, but elegant legs while the seat and back together with the decorative cushions combined with the use of three textures, makes up the strong visual layers. The sofa comes in nine unique and different designer selections with a mix of three fabrics and is also available as a single fabric version in a variety of different options.
87″ w | 36.6″ d | 34.6″ h | seat: 16.5″ h | arm: 23.6″ h
$10,441.00 + free shipping in the continental U.S.