Swell – A Minimalist Sofa with Character
Swell is a minimalist sofa with a playful, light-hearted feel designed by Jonas Wagell. The Scandinavian simplicity of the sofa is accentuated by a stringent design without unnecessary details. In spite of this, Swell oozes with character and personality and its soft, curved shapes make it both inviting and fantastic to sit on.
The name Swell is a reference to rising bread with its full shape, consisting of a robust padded back and seat and two bulky armrests. The stitching on the back and the seats divides the sofa into sections and completes the feel.
Jonas Wagell says: ”I’ve always been fascinated by minimalism but I like to add a warm and personal touch to the products. I have taken the aesthetic and practical qualities that I prefer in a sofa as a reference point and in this way the Swell very much reflects my own personal taste and style.”
Design: Jonas Wagell
Jonas Wagell was born in Linköping and worked as a graphic designer and project manager until 2001, where he started considering a future within the field of product- and interior design. Jonas started studying Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at Konstfack University College, where he graduated with a MFA in 2007. Today Jonas Wagell works with architecture and design.
“My ambition is to create simple and honest products that have strong character and warmth. Often with humor and color. I have always been fascinated by minimalism but often find myself lacking something personal or a trace from the creator. Maybe my work could be described as “expressive minimalism”. I believe it is important that design has a connection to local traditions and heritage on some level, without risking being outdated with time.”
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