jaime hayon gently curves favn sofa for fritz hansen
jaime hayon gently curves favn sofa for fritz hansen jaime hayon gently curves favn sofa for fritz hansen
jun 09, 2011

jaime hayon gently curves favn sofa for fritz hansen

jaime hayon gently curves ‘favn’ sofa for fritz hansen all images courtesy of fritz hansen




spanish designer jaime hayon has designed ‘favn’ (which means ’embrace’ in danish) for danish furniture manufacturer fritz hansen.

‘‘favn’ is an evolution of fritz hansen’s design language that brings together the qualities of spanish and danish design. it picks 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,‘ says hayon.

shell and back cushion detail




the sofa is available in different versions that incorporate a mix of three fabrics: one for the shell, one for the seat and back cushions and the third applied to small decorative pillows. the seat and back cushions are made from col cured, highly elastic polyurethane foam and the decorative cushions from lazy foam, a low resilience polyurethane foam. below the seat there is a small logo and signature plate in satin brushed aluminium hand sewn onto the sofa.

back shell detail


designer jaime hayon with his ‘favn’ sofa for fritz hansen


‘favn’ concept sketches


‘favn’ concept sketches


‘favn’ concept sketches

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