With Plenum™ Republic of Fritz Hansen is paying homage to the change in modern work practices by making room for collaboration. The new, high-back sofa system by Jaime Hayon is designed to embrace any space – whether the need is to be individual together or simply together.
FOR COLLABORATION, CONCENTRATION & RELAXATION
Jaime Hayon´s latest design for Fritz Hansen is his very first piece of contract furniture. The series consists of a one, two and three-seater sofa with features such as power plugs, USB ports and mounted or separate tables, for a functional but aesthetically pleasing experience in any space, be it for collaboration, concentration or relaxation. “In creating Plenum, the overall objective was to challenge the concept of traditional office furniture and create a feeling of home,” Hayon explains.
Plenum is designed to fulfil the needs that arise in the modern workplace. In any open office, airport lounge or hotel lobby, offering the possibility of a refuge, suitable for private concentration, working in groups or being social in pairs. Comfort goes hand-in-hand with function in Plenum, providing a comfortable seat and genuine feeling of home. About the collaboration with Jaime Hayon, Fritz Hansen´s Head of Design, Christian Andresen says: “Plenum is born from a family of Hayon designs: the Ro™ and the Fri™ chairs as well as the Lune™ sofa. Every one of these items were originally designed for the private home but have proven to fit perfectly in numerous public spaces all over the world,” Andresen concludes: “In Fritz Hansen we value the fact that designers work with us, not for us. That is how we achieve the best results.”
Hayon´s South European background is always evident, adding warmth through soft shapes, interesting colours and a playful twist. Plenum defies the traditional square, impersonal office furniture with its curvaceous, organic design. “It is important to remember that my design is made for humans – to be used by humans. I believe that design should provoke emotions. Design should make you feel good and most of all – create happiness,” Hayon adds.
“What I like the most about Plenum is
its ability to combine advanced techniques
with a seamless expression”.
Quote Jaime Hayon, designer of Plenum™