The Favn (Danish for “Embrace”) sofa, by Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, owes much of its styling and appeal to works of Nordic furniture masters who have come before him. Perhaps that is why Fritz Hansen (producer of classics by Arne Jacobsen, Hans Wegner, Poul Kjaerholm, etc.) has worked with Hayón to produce the stylish two-seater.
The sofa follows in the same small-scale curving design as Phin Juhl’s Baker and Poet sofas but owes much of its defined shape to the curving forms of Arne Jacobsen’s Egg and Swan chairs. Truly beautiful from all angles this piece would look amazing in any decor, casual or formal and against a wall or floating in the center of the room.
The Favn will be available for purchase in September of 2011 in 10 unique Designer Selection upholstery options; 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.
I can’t wait to see one in person and hope we’ll be carrying it at DWR!