Poetry and Textile Characterize Läufer + Keichel’s News for OFFECCT

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Offecct initiates collaboration with Berlin based design agency Läufer + Keichel and presents two new products; the chair COUPE and easy chair LAYER.

Offecct initiates collaboration with Berlin based design agency Läufer + Keichel and presents two new products; the chair COUPE and easy chair LAYER.

At first glance COUPE gives the impression of being entirely made of textile. In fact COUPE can be described as a chair that has been dressed up in textile. Läufer + Keichel and Offecct have used a special knitting technique in order to obtain this effect.

– We wanted to create a chair that gives the impression that it is wearing pants. In the process to obtain this we are happy for the knowledge and support Offecct provided us during the development process, says Läufer + Keichel.

The easy chair LAYER is characterized by three layers, which can be varied in terms of textile and color in order to create a unique design. The first layer can be compared to a stool, the second layer to a chair and the third layer creates the final form; an easy chair.

  • There is a strong poetic aspect to LAYER: the layers can be seen as flower petals, or as the different blue layers that emerge when one looks at mountains in the horizon, says Läufer + Keichel.

About Läufer + Keichel
Ever since Julia Läufer and Marcus Keichel founded the Berlin based design agency Läufer + Keichel GbR in 2003 their work has been characterized by the quest to create everyday objects with a human face, regardless if it is architecture or product design.

Läufer + Keichel have been awarded the Good Design Award, the Red Dot Award and the IF Product Design Award, and have participated in a great number of expositions throughout the world

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 115 million. More than 50% of the sales are made up of exports to 55 countries.

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 Corporate Social Sustainability (CSR) 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 (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 Skype and the Swedish Association of Architects as well as Nobis Hotel in Stockholm; MoMA and the MTV studio in New York, Microsoft in Hong Kong, Philips in Istanbul, MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York; Schiphol in Holland, Statoil in Norway, and BMW in Belgium.

Contact Information

For further information and high resolution images, please contact:
Ulrika Darheden, Marketing Assistant, OFFECCT AB, phone: +46 504 415 00
Kurt Tingdal, CEO OFFECCT AB, phone: +46 504 415 00

High resolution images can be downloaded from http://www.offecct.se

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