Origami by Carlos Tíscar for Offecct

Posted on 17th March by admin

In the spring of 2010 OFFECCT launched Origami, a comfortable contemporary version of the classical easy chair, developed by OFFECCT in collaboration with Spanish designer Carlos Tíscar. Origami sofa was launched at Stockholm Furniture Fair last month. The sofa is a contemporary version of an easy chair and has a winged backrest and slanted armrest, inspired by Japanese paper folding.

Origami turned out to fill a need in the market where easy chairs with higher backs are in high demand. To meet this demand OFFECCT now launches the Origami sofa as a complement to last year’s easy chair.

“Today, we are more and more working and communicating in public places, and Origami’s high back gives people who sit and work on a computer or an iPad, or having an intimate conversation, a valued sense of integrity and unprecedented comfort” says Kurt Tingdal.

The sofa is not just an expanded version of the chair, but an entirely new piece of furniture with a new suspension system.

The name Origami comes from the Japanese art of folding paper into 3D objects. Like origami, Tíscar’s easy chair and sofa is built by angular sections of straight lines. Tíscar has worked with contrasts rather than volumes, and the result is a piece of furniture that is powerful despite its light appearance.

OFFECCT believes in combining genuine Swedish craftsmanship with qualitative, innovative and sustainable design. They execute their beliefs in close collaboration with some of the world’s most renowned designers, who all share the company’s passion for creative meeting places. Together they strive to create elegant and intelligent products, incorporating Scandinavian design tradition and ecological values in the process.

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