OFFECCT and Patrick Norguet Launches Duo -- a Space-Saving, Comfortable Chair for Creative Freedom

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The cooperation between OFFECCT and French designer Patrick Norguet got an excellent start, as the chair Fly received both the prestigious red dot design award and the Enterprise Designer Award at the 2010 Designer’s Days in Paris. The sustainable nature of Fly was also well received by the market and media.

The cooperation between OFFECCT and French designer Patrick Norguet got an excellent
start, as the chair Fly received both the prestigious red dot design award and the Enterprise Designer Award at the 2010 Designer’s Days in Paris. The sustainable nature of Fly was also well received by the market and media.

This year OFFECCT deepens the collaboration with Patrick Norguet. OFFECCT gave Norguet a design brief to develop a space-saving upholstered chair with great comfort.

The result is Duo - a bar stool and a chair with or without arm rests. Aesthetically Duo can be described as a chair that is graphic in its shape with a seat consisting of two halves with the option to choose two different colors.

“In addition to Duo’s small external dimensions with excellent comfort, the dual seat of Duo gives a creative freedom to our customers and architects with the option of choosing different colors, says Kurt Tingdal , CEO, OFFECCT.

ABOUT PATRICK NORGUET

Patrick Norguet is one of France’s most interesting designers. Patrick Norguet is constantly trying to find new, exciting techniques to his commissions. Following his design studies at ENSCI in Paris his career received a major boost when he was commissioned to be in charge of all visual communications for Louis Vuitton. In 2000 he chose to leave that prestigious work in order to start his own design studio.

ABOUT OFFECCT

OFFECCT was founded in 1990 by CEO Kurt Tingdal and Design Manager Anders Englund, and is situated in Tibro, Sweden. OFFECCT has 42 people employed with sales of SEK 103 million. More than 50% of the sales are made up of exports to 47 countries.

In 20 years OFFECCT has grown rapidly to become a major furniture manufacturer with high design ambitions, which is particularly evident in the many international design awards that OFFECCT has received over the years. OFFECCT believes that qualitative, innovative and sustainable design creates interiors that have a positive impact on people - in meetings, at home and at work. OFFECCT works closely with some of the world’s most renowned designers.

OFFECCT also believes that sustainability is as important as quality and design, which is evident in the choice of materials, energy, transportation and logistics. Many of OFFECCT’s products have been approved by the Nordic ecolabel, and OFFECCT is also certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 (quality) as well as ISO 14001 (environmental).

Several public spaces all over the world have been furnished with objects from OFFECCT. A few examples are the offices of ÅF and the Swedish Association of Architects in Stockholm, the MTV studio in New York, Microsoft in Hong Kong, Philips in Istanbul, MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York and the Sfera building Restaurant i Kyoto.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kurt Tingdal, CEO, OFFECCT, phone +46 504 415 00
David Lerdell, OFFECCT’s media contact, phone +46 76 339 04 66, email: offecct (at) lerdell.com
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