Collaborating with Vitra, designer Hella Jongerius reintroduces her iconic Polder sofa in a limited-edition run of 100, out of which only 9 of those will be available exclusively at the The Vitra Store in New York City.
The Polder sofa was originally designed in 2005 and was Jongerius’s first industrially designed piece of furniture.This sofa has references the geographic makeup of Jongerius’s homeland in both name and design. Its elongated horizontal lines, low-lying form, and asymmetry echo the patchwork of the Dutch landscape and generate visual interest from every angle.
Each section of the sofa is distinguished by a unique fabric and proportion, resulting in an abstract composition of color, pattern, and texture. Jongerius’s first industrially designed piece of furniture, the Polder strongly reflects her ability to infuse artisanal individuality into mass production. By example, large, decorative buttons made of materials like bone and mother-of-pearl are secured using cross-stitched high-tech threads for visual punctuation.
Vitra debuted this limited edition version in April last year at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, first shown at Salone del Mobile 2012.
For this special limited edition, Jongerius selected six Maharam textiles, including her embroidered Layers and Borders, which she designed for Maharam over the course of their decade-long collaboration.
The limited edition Maharam Polder will be on view until April 5th, 2013 at The Vitra Store in New York at 29 Ninth Avenue. The display highlights Maharam and Vitra’s longstanding partnership, with a range of Maharam textiles and accessories throughout the showroom.
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