We are proud to introduce new works by designers Anya Sebton, Johannes Foersom & Peter Hiort-Lorenzen, and Gunilla Allard together with Note Design Studio.
Our design philosophy can be summed up with two words: Space matters. So, it’s no coincidence that this year’s new products have been designed with careful attention paid to space and surroundings. Anya Sebton’s A22 stool series is made entirely of steel and without any screws or bolts, so its material can be easily recycled and reused at the end of its life. Atlas Air, a new light-weight office chair by Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort-Lorenzen, is devoid of any composite materials and consists entirely of separable parts to facilitate repairs and eventual recycling. Another new addition this year is an oval side table by Gunilla Allard and Note Design Studio for Sunny, their award-winning easy chair. The table is available in several versions, one being made of recycled plastic.
Anya Sebton’s new stool is designed to be part of a sustainable loop
The world is moving away from a linear economy to a circular one — where raw materials used to manufacture goods can ultimately be recycled and reused to make to new goods, again and again. A22 is a furniture piece designed for this essential shift. “My aim is to create long-lasting products by combining durable materials with timeless design,” says Anya Sebton. To facilitate recycling and reuse, the stool is made entirely of steel, without any bolts or screws.
A22 is a stackable, highly versatile stool designed for impromptu meetings and quick breaks in dynamic environments — whether indoors or out, at home or at work. Its comfortable seat is angled slightly forward to encourage occupants to stand occasionally and do their bodies a favour. The leg frame consists of curved steel tubes in three different diameters. This interplay of thinner and thicker lines gives A22 its striking graphic character, which is accentuated by the seat surface’s laser-cut pattern.
It is also designed for movement and change. A gap between its tubular frame and the back edge of the seat creates an integrated handle for easy moving and lifting. And it works just as well indoors as it does in a garden or on a terrace. An add-on cushion simply wraps over the seat surface like a scarf.
A22 is available as a stool or a bar stool.
A new, sustainable, lightweight chair by Johannes Foersom & Peter Hiort-Lorenzen
A careful attention to detail characterizes the new office chair Atlas Air by the influential Danish design duo Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort-Lorenzen who have worked with Lammhults for over four decades. "With Atlas Air, we wanted to make a contemporary version of a classic design category,” explains Peter Hiort-Lorenzen. “This is a piece that can be used as an office chair, a conference chair, or a chair for visitors. It fits as well in a work or institutional setting as it does in your home.”
Atlas Air’s lightness is not only rooted in design but material composition. A cast, recycled aluminium frame reduces the seat’s weight and environmental footprint. The seat is made of wear-resistant mesh, which contributes to the chair’s slender, lightweight appearance. The mesh seat is available in four colours. There is also a version of Atlas Air with a quilted cushion in fabric or leather.
Conceived for the circular economy, the new Atlas Air contains no composite materials. To facilitate repair, maintenance, and ultimate recycling, all its components are separable. Both a 4-feet and a 5-feet frame with castors are available, the 5-feet is always height-adjustable. Glides are available as an option for both.
Gunilla Allard and Note Design Studio add a side table to the Sunny-concept
Sunny is the outcome of a meeting between the legendary Gunilla Allard and Note Design Studio’s Kristoffer Fagerström and Joel Fjällström — three designers of different generations, each with her or his own set of references and perspective on design. Sunny’s creation thus had many influences, from film and contemporary fashion to mid-20th century architecture.
The Eames House in Los Angeles, though, was its main source of inspiration. The house presents a liberating contrast between the stripped-down ideals of modernism and motley collections of objects, each one bearing its own story. “We wanted to create a piece of furniture that could belong in that environment,” says Fagerström. “A piece that shows traces of life, that chafes a bit at preconceptions, and commands your attention.”
Observing Sunny, you can tell that both Allard and Fagerström have worked in film. More than simply a silent object with an assigned function, it is part of a story that will continue to be written by its users.
This year, the designers have complemented Sunny with an oval-shaped metal side table for one’s coffee cup or laptop. “We got the idea from the shape of puddles and ice patches,” explains Allard. “The chromed version gives the impression of a mirrored sheet of water. There’s also a version of the table made of recycled plastic.”
The side table underscores an essential detail that is key to the Sunny concept: a u-shaped foot that, in this case, connects the table’s single leg to the seat’s leg frame. This ingenious feature allows functions to be added and seat modules to be combined to create larger furniture pieces and shapes for different types of rooms and ways of using space.
Sunny articulates a freer and less formal way of relating to space. The concept is scalable and can be used to furnish smaller, as well as larger, rooms. The seat can be employed as a solitary lounge chair or as a modular component in a variety of seating configurations. Sunny is suitable for both home and office; for general public settings, as well as thoughtfully designed retail environments. Sunny is also available with armrests, and on castors.