Furniture by Imaginary Office

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Stockholm Design Week 09: designer Daniel Hedner of Imaginary Office presented three prototypes at the Greenhouse young designers' showcase at Stockholm Furniture Fair earlier this month, including this sofa called Pleats Pleats.

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Pleats Pleats (above) that consists of 19 strips of upholstered polyurethane foam, woven around a powder-coated steel frame.

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Mini lamp (above) is made from powder-coated aluminium and brass, while the Ribbon side table (below) comprises a nine metre aluminium strip wrapped into a cube shape.

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"All products are our first prototypes and are now entering a phase two, where we hope to improve material quality, usability,
sustainability and producer friendlyness," says Hedner.

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Here's some text from Imaginary Office:

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Pleats Pleats
A sofa where precision steel meets handicrafts. Take a seat in a weave of clothed polyurethane foam, that wraps around a white powder coated steel pipe frame in a macramé style. Technical foam produced and sponsored by Recticel.

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Mini Lamp
A tall matte white armature on springy legs. It reaches over most people’s heads and creates an enveloping feeling when sitting under its large lamp shade.

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Ribbon
A continuous ribbon in brushed aluminium, wraps around itself to create a sidetable that plays with the eye. Despite the solid metal construction, the light material minimises the weight to only 10 kg.

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Imaginary Office is a young design and architecture studio.

The company was founded by Daniel Hedner in 2008 with the ambition to act as a playground for new ideas and to creatively explore design, form, architecture and materials.

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The goal with our design is to use simple materials in unexpected combinations and dimensions to provide it with a unique and strong identity. Shiny, matt, hard and cold, contrasting with soft, billowing and warm.

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Who we are

Daniel Hedner, Jesper Hedner and Karl Sandoval. Three brothers; one company. Siblingship in the design and architecture spheres is not uncommon and for brotherhood we’re in good company with Campana’s and Bouroullec’s to name a few.furniture-by-imaginary-office-img_0598.jpg

Born Hedner, the middle one is now Sandoval after having picked up his wife’s name.

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  • Piper Maxwell

    The Pleats Pleats sofa looks like it would be a wonderfully tactile experience! The hard, cold arm rests interrupts it’s harmony, however, I think. I’d like to see it reworked just a little differently, and it could be a really outstanding piece.

  • rik

    So retro; it has a seventies feel.
    I personally hope this seventies revival is a goner soon.

  • modular

    The lamp is outstanding. Not so sure about the other objects……..

  • mikaël

    that sofa looks tasty, I wanna eat it…. mmmmm

  • scruces

    Love the Lamp

  • Nooma

    The yellow chair looks outdated already. Although i dig the lamp

  • SL

    top!

  • playcheckers

    yes this is good stuff! the steel stool not so much but yes good stuff!

  • http://www.jasonphillipsdesign.com Jason Phillips

    Lovely designs and execution.

  • tiffany

    I love variations on variations of variations of the original……

  • Joe

    great texture on that yellow lounge

  • zuy

    I’ m agree with all the comments, i’m not negative with a new talent

  • http://myfurniture23.ods.org/ Kate

    This post has good and valuable information, thank you.

  • http://www.funkyfurniturehire.co.uk chair hire

    The steel seat caught my attention, especially with it’s placement outside. Very dramatic and works well as decorative art and seating.