Lammhults Wednesday 22 Apr 2015

For Salone Internazionale del Mobile 2015 in Milan, Lammhults designers Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort-Lorenzen introduced Portus, a new sofa series offering many possibilities for different meeting places.

As a bench, easy chair or a sofa, the Portus seating series works as a stopping point, a meeting point, a relaxing space or a sharing space – all created by the combination of  three simple elements: a soft sculptural bench, an ergonomic support cushion, and a shapely back. The frame, in wood or in steel, is plain and uncomplicated, almost archetypical, and refers to Nordic simplicity and restraint when it comes to use of material.

The elements included in the Portus series can be combined in order to create a variety of seating; The bench is the base and comes in three dimensions. The back, high or low, can be mounted on any of the three benches to give a feeling of privacy. A low cushion gives extra support and comfort.

With its spacious and architectural shape, the Portus sofa is a visually strong design piece. The back in the higher version will create a room within the room but also adds definition to larger spaces.