Offecct proudly presents the elegant chair Cape, the first addition to the collection by one of the greatest names on the contemporary design scene; the Japanese designer Nendo/Oki Sato.
Tibro, Sweden (PRWEB) January 24, 2013
Offecct proudly presents the elegant chair Cape, the first addition to the collection by one of the greatest names on the contemporary design scene; the Japanese designer Nendo/Oki Sato. Cape is designed by Nendo who is also the Guest of Honour at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2013 as well as the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2012.
Cape is a complex chair with an exciting look, with ultra-thin dimensions and a very low weight, made possible by a collaboration between Offecct and Swedish Steel AB in the development of new steel materials. The development behind Cape has taken place within the Offecct Lab, a comprehensive strategic initiative which aims to concentrate Offecct’s efforts in the development of new solutions and new products.
Nendo draws inspiration from everyday life. He describes his products as functional, simple and friendly. Every day we encounter small wow-moments – or as Nendo expresses them:
“ ! ” moments – that are easily forgotten. With his design Nendo wishes to capture these interesting moments, collect them and reformulate them into something that is easy to understand.
Cape is an elegant chair that gives the illusion of a cape spread over a frame. The subtle twist in the design of Cape makes the chair stand out all the while being obvious and simple in its design language. Simply “ ! ”.
Offecct always works with authentic materials in its production. The tasteful seat of Cape is molded in wood produced from controlled sources and the stand is made of an extremely light material which gives the chair its elegant shape.
- Offecct has a long history of cooperating with some of the world’s most prominent designers, says Kurt Tingdal, CEO, Offecct.
- That is why it is both natural and pleasing that we can present the chair Cape; a first, and in our opinion excellent, result of the cooperation with Nendo, Kurt Tingdal concludes.
The Japanese designer Nendo (Oki Sato) is based in both Tokyo and Milan and is a rising star on the international design scene.
Among earlier clients Boffi, Hermes, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Lexus, Louis Vuitton and Starbucks can be mentioned.
Nendo has also won many prestigious competitions and awards, such as "The 100 Most Respected Japanese" and "The Top 100 Small Japanese Companies" from Newsweek magazine, "Designer of the Year" from Wallpaper* magazine, as well as "Designer of the Year" from Elle Deco International.
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.
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