Vitra Friday 11 May 2012

For a special edition of one hundred pieces designer, Hella Jongerius dressed her iconic Polder sofa in new textiles by Maharam.

The Maharam Polder Sofa, which is reminiscent of the flat polder landscapes in the Netherlands and Flanders, combines contemporary patterns and techniques with high-tech handicraft, retrospection and the present. A day at home becomes an excursion into a familiar landscape.

Colours and materials indicate the weather conditions; ornaments and textures differentiate the topography of the room, while the horizon is lined with various kinds of comfortable cushions.

The limited edition of the Maharam Polder Sofa is a fine example of Hella Jongerius' unique talent for design and textiles, bringing together her long-time partners Vitra and Maharam.

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