Thomas Sandell’s new armchair for Offecct invites people to spend more time at the table.
Thomas Sandell is one of Scandinavia’s most respected architects and designers. He has previously created acclaimed furniture for Offecct, in the form of a sofa, a chair and an acoustic panel. This time, the ambition was a chair for restaurants and conferences.
Initially, Thomas Sandell considered creating a kind of hybrid between a bentwood wiener chair and an armchair. The wood was eventually replaced by steel pipes. In any event, the focus was on long sittings.
– Contour represents two trends that have become increasingly evident in recent years, says Thomas Sandell. We spend more and more time at the dinner table. In restaurants as well as at home in the kitchen. And we appreciate public places that make us feel at home.
The armchair, which signals high quality, is highly comfortable and hugs the user, hence the name. Contour does however not necessarily need to be placed at a table, if the designer is to be believed.
– Contour is suitable in lounges and lobbies. Not to mention the hotel’s conference department. This is a multi-functional armchair
With the armchair Contour the long and successful collaboration between Offecct and Thomas Sandell continues. Previous design for Offecct; King easy chair, 2008 and Soundwave® Ceramic acoustic panel 2017.
Bio Thomas Sandell
Sandell has received numerous awards and realized many prestigious commissions nationally and internationally.Thomas Sandell is a Swedish architect and designer, renowned for furniture design, interiors and several major buildings. He graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1990 in architecture. That was also the year he started his own company, Thomas Sandell Arkitektkontor. In 1995 he started Sandellsandberg together with Ulf Sandberg and Joakim Uebel. Sandell has received numerous awards and realized many prestigious commissions nationally and internationally.
Offecct AB is a entrepreneur- led company with its headquarters and production in Tibro, Sweden. The company was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal (CEO) and Anders Englund (Design Manager). They are both still actively involved in the company. The group has 75 employees and sales of SEK 180 million. The business is run in own premises which have a total area of around 20 000 m 2. The company has showrooms in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Tibro (SE), Oslo (NO), Copenhagen (DK), London (UK), Rotterdam (NL) and Milan (IT). Offecct is since 2017 a part of the Flokk Group – the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe. Read more on flokk.com
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