Duo Wood - a Synthesis of French Elegance and Scandinavian Sobriety

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Last year Patrick Norguet, one of France’s most interesting contemporary designers, designed the comfortable chair DUO for Offecct.

Last year Patrick Norguet, one of France’s most interesting contemporary designers, designed the comfortable chair Duo for Offecct.

Duo Wood is a natural continuation and variation of Duo, and has been given a softer side in this year’s version. The use of wood in the construction gives a more sensual and almost a homely feeling. Duo Wood is a small chair with a clear and easy to read design language. The impression of this clarity is further heightened by the many colors Duo Wood is available in.

  • In my cooperation with Offecct I wanted to combine the Nordic identity with its richness of nuances, excellent comfort and softness with the innovativeness that characterizes France’s design history, says Patrick Norguet.

About Patrick Norguet

Patrick Norguet is one of France’s most interesting contemporary designers. Norguet always tries to find new, exiting techniques for his missions and has good use of his training in engineering. After studying design at ENSCI in Paris his career took off when he became responsible for the visual communication of Louis Vuitton. Today Norguet runs his own successful design agency and has received multiple awards, among others the Red Dot Design Award 2010 for the chair FLY designed for Offecct, and the Wallpaper* Design Award.


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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