Polder sofa

Fri 05 2007


Hella Jongerius‘ Polder sofa for Vitra’s Home Collection is an outstanding piece of high quality furniture and design in the minutest detail. Inspired by techniques such as tailoring, collage and embroidery, she has successfully mixed them into a delightful contemporary design language. Different sized cushions upholstered in five different coordinated colours and textures, and large buttons made of natural materials like horn, bamboo and mother of pearl that are sewn to the cushions with bold broad cross stitches using contrasting threads, are the main elements that will probably make Polder a design classic. Jongerius has wisely played with the potential offered by computer controlled machines, proposing random stitching of buttons and open variations for the pattern lines in the poufs.