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June 09, 2011

A new classic

The Republic of Fritz Hansen has recently launched FAVN, a new sofa designed by Spanish artist-designer, Jaime Hayón. FAVN (Danish for Embrace) is the result of a creative dialogue between Jaime Hayón and Fritz Hansen.

"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."

The sofa is available in a wide range of colors: light grey, sage green, beige, taupe, chocolate, mustard, red, violet, dark blue and black. Each FAVN includes a mix of three fabrics to express the form of its three main components; the shell, seat and back and decorative cushions. FAVN will be available to purchase from Republic of Fritz Hansen stores and selected authorized Republic of Fritz Hansen dealers from around the world as of September.

Watch Jaime talking about the sofa and his design process.

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That was beautiful and yet so simple. The color is just perfect to combine in other colors. Classic style sometime is more beautiful than modern style.

Posted by: plumbing | Dec 20, 2011 7:30:20 AM

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