“The meeting between contemporary design and Josef Frank’s and Estrid Ericson’s classic eclecticism was the inspiration behind the shape of the sofa. The warm and homely qualities of a bed was a recurring thought, expressed in the form of the cushions. The name Famna (Embrace) refers to its generous depth and low seat height that invites you to a comfy rest with its embracing form.”
– Gabriella Gustafson & Mattias Ståhlbom.
The Famna sofa is designed by the Stockholm-based design and architecture studio TAF, founded by Gabriella Gustafson and Mattias Ståhlbom. Since the company was established in 2002, TAF has received international attention through its work on everything from exhibitions, interior, and product design. The designs have been exhibited at MoMa in New York and are part of both the Swedish National Museum’s and the Danish Design Museum’s permanent collections.
The thin and rounded sofa frame requires a solid craftsmanship both in construction and upholstering. It is manufactured at O.H. Sjögrens Furniture Factory in Tranås, which has been producing upholstered furniture for Svenskt Tenn since 1982. A team of exceptional furniture makers, seamstresses and padding staff are working on the production. The shape and size of the sofa is adjusted to best utilize materials and minimize spillage.