A concept worth embracing: Jaime Hayón’s new Favn sofa for Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen.

"Embrace" is a very promising name for a sofa, conjuring up images of warmth and comfort. Embrace is exactly the name of Jaime Hayón’s new sofa design for Danish furniture manufacturer Fritz Hansen. Well not “embrace” exactly, but “Favn”, the Danish term for embrace.

The sofa is inspired by a shell, being hard on the outside but soft and welcoming on the inside. Hayón says: “I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic – that’s why we named it Fav."

Signifying an evolution of Fritz Hansen’s design language, the Favn combines the best qualities of Spanish and Danish design. The sofa is available in ten different colours, as well as a mix of three different fabrics to express the form of its three main components: the shell, seat and back, and decorative elements. The aesthetic value of the Favn is further enhanced by the combination of texture and tone.

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