Design studio Kauppi & Kauppi reveals Hygge seating Islands, their first collaboration with the esteemed Swedish wooden furniture producer Karl Andersson & Söner. Inspired by a sailing trip to the Danish island Læsø, the collection of generous ottomans, resembles an abstract indoor archipelago.
The Hygge seating islands comes in three sizes with three selectable accessories – all connected to the extended solid wooden legs. A family of furniture capturing the great woodwork, craftsmanship and tradition found at Karl Andersson & Söner, established in 1898.
The big size ottomans offer a space to be shared by one, two or more individuals. Form follows function – the character and area of use of Hygge changes depending on chosen accessory. The round shape proposes the ottomans to be placed in the center of interiors. Repeated in numbers and varied in sizes, the Hygge islands can create dynamic groups resembling an indoor, on-land, archipelago. Seating Islands for a short break, a rest, a conversation or a coffee when waiting for the mobile phone to be recharged.
“Th e Hygge family of furniture is developed to leave a lot of options open for the interior designers to play . Its flexibility in use , functionality and expression will easy lend itself to interiors in a broad range of styles . Fully dressed in black it will signal a minimalistic and strong attitude, while a blond soft material and surface choice, will emphasize and flirt more with the Scandi – soft tradition ” says Johan Kauppi
The three optional Hygge accessories are designed to reach out a hand to the small or big needs people may have, sharing a public seating space. The diagonally armrest creates a sympathetic support for every individual who appreciate a sturdy grip when rising. An attractive detail in interiors with a certain focus and attention on care.
The Hygge collection also includes a small round personal table and a long table. Crossing the large ottoman, the rectangular table divides the seating area into two sections. An inviting spot for placing a cup and a cinnamon roll, magazines for reading while waiting in a lounge or vases with seasonal fresh cut flowers.