FAVN by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen

As made evident by my posting here on the Chair Blog and as one might remember from my introductory post, I appreciate chairs more than other seating objects. But, every once in a while, I would come across a stool or a bench that would really tickle my fancy and here comes the first sofa I feature! Both simple and stunning, it’s great for just about any space and I really like the variety of color options.

FAVN is the Danish name for embrace, but now it’s also a new sofa by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen.

“I wanted the sofa to be based on a shell. A shell being hard on the outside, soft and welcoming on the inside,” explains Hayon. “I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic, that’s why we named it FAVN. FAVN will be available in ten color selections: light grey, sage green, clear beige, taupe, chocolate, moutarde, red, violet, dark blue and black.

7 thoughts on “FAVN by Jaime Hayon for Fritz Hansen”

  1. I went to Jaime Hayon’s website and determined that as a designer Jaime is a retrograde derivative stylist. Conceptual originality is not a phrase I would use in describing his work.

    It is given to but a few to be conceptually original.

    If you don’t agree with my view counter it with your own.

  2. @Kenneth, I believe you’re referring to either something stated on Jaime’s website or the design-milk’s article? For I haven’t mentioned anything like that in my above right up… As for my own opinion about Jaime’s work, I like the combination of solidity and humor in his designs, and they also seem to be really practical. I’m not sure I’m ready to label his style just yet! This was my honest opinion 🙂

  3. @Julia
    May I introduce you to Kenneth Smythe, our local grump who has designed many chairs.
    He doesn’t want to set up his own web presence for his own designs. He rather has us publish all his designs for him. Which I refused in the past. Since then he pops in and offers his critical reviews occasionally:-)

  4. Julia,

    No, I was referring to the photos on his web site. Retrograde and derivative in a couple of his chairs refers to an Eames chair that is over 50yrs old. As a stylist he gives his chairs a modest contemporary tweak.

    I’m not questioning the honesty of your opinions just your opinions which seem to lack insight into the criteria that makes for significant design.


    Quite some time ago I sent photos of over a dozen of my chairs. Your reply was that you didn’t like most of my designs and that you thought they lacked finesse. I gently upbraided you by sending you the dictionary definition of finesse. You never published any of my photos but you did go to wright20.com and appropriated 2 of Wrights photos of my chairs that had recently been auctioned off by Wright.

    If you would, I think, I can still send you the original emails you sent to me.

    Thank you for the opportunity to respond.

  5. @Kenneth

    You don’t have to send me what I have sent you. I have these e-mails here on file as well, but you are only telling part of our history together. It is now 3.30 AM so I will stop this comment, but be sure I’ll be back.

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