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FAVN sofa
Jaime Hayon, 2011

"Favn" means embrace in danish. "I wanted the sofa to be based on a shell. A shell being hard on the outside, soft and welcoming on the inside. I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic - that's why we named it FAVN" says Jaime Hayón. Recognized by his fresh, colourful and extrovert design style, the award winning artist-designer is the most recent addition to Fritz Hansen's family tree of designers. Hayón carries forward Fritz Hansen's long tradition of working with some of the world's most talented architect and designers.

"FAVN is an evolution of Fritz Hansen's design language that brings together the qualities of Spanish and Danish design". Says Jaime Hayón. "FAVN is picking 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." Hayón continues. The  sofa is presented in 3 designers colours, which includes a mix of three fabrics to express the form of its three main components; the shell, seat and back and decorative cushions. The combination of texture and tone is appealing to the visual and emotional senses.

The shell consists of two parts a base and a back shell, both are made from hard polyurethane foam with glass fibre reinforcement. Both parts have an embedded steel frame and the base also with mounted nozag springs. The base and back shell are assembled with 6 steel brackets and Hex screws (can also be disassembled for moving with an Hex key no.4). The outside of the back shell and base is covered with a thin, soft layer of polyurethane foam and wadding. The four legs consists 3 parts; an upholstered trumpet matching the base, a satin polished aluminium cylinder and a felt glide to protect the floor. The sofa comes with two decorative cushions.

Dimensions 93 x 221 x H88 cm – seat height 42 cm – armrests height 60 cm
Materials brushed aluminum legs with felt glides

Favn sofa

Favn cushion

shell in Hallingdal fabric 130 (price group 2) + seat and backrest in Canvas fabric 124 (price group 1)
+ cushions in Divina Melange fabric 120 (price group 2)

shell in Steelcut fabric 605 (price group 2) + seat and backrest in Canvas fabric 614 (price group 1)
+ cushions in Divina Melange fabric 613 (price group 2)

shell in Steelcut fabric 220 (price group 2) + seat and backrest in Hallingdal fabric 103 (price group 2)
+ cushions in Divina Melange fabric 220 (price group 2)

shell in Divina Melange fabric 120 (price group 2) + seat and backrest in Hallingdal 130 (price group 2)
+ cushions in Remix fabric 123 (price group 1)

Free samples (against deposit)

Jaime Hayón

Born in Madrid in 1974, Jaime Hayón has one of the most glittering careers in recent contemporary design. Although trained in Madrid, he forged his reputation at Fabrica, the creative breeding ground run by Benetton near the Italian city of Treviso. Arriving in 1997, at the young age of 24, Hayón worked for Oliviero Toscani, who would soon place him in charge of the design department. It was at Fabrica that Hayón first worked with BD on the Mail Me project.

In 2004, he decided to branch out on his own, settling in Barcelona and working on a number of projects while also exhibiting his more personal work in art galleries. The exhibition “Mediterranean Digital Baroque”, at London’s David Gill Gallery, and the bathroom collection he designed for ArtQuitect marked the start of his meteoric international rise, which was established with the Showtime collection for BD and his subsequent work with companies such as Metalarte, Camper, Lladró, Bisazza, Swarovsky, and Moooi.