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Grand by Monica Förster for Offecct

Stockholm 2011: Swedish designer Monica Förster presented this sofa with arms that curl outwards asymmetrically for Swedish brand Offecct at Stockholm Furniture Fair.

Grand by Monica Forster for Offecct

One half of the Grand sofa's seat is much deeper than the other.

Grand by Monica Forster for Offecct

The sofa comes in a left hand, right hand and straight version plus a footstool.

Grand by Monica Forster for Offecct

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The following information is from Offecct:

Inviting freedom – the Grand Sofa by Monica Förster

OFFECCT launches the Grand sofa designed by Monica Förster. When Monica Förster commenced the work to develop a sofa for OFFECCT the initial idea was to create a piece that conveyed the feeling of something improvised and sketched. The first ideas were transferred to a scale model where Förster worked intensively to create a shape that conveyed a sense of freedom.

Thereafter OFFECCT’s product development department took over and translated it into a model at full scale. Monica Förster worked closely with OFFECCT to develop details, proportions and relations between volume and surface.

”OFFECCT’s first prototype captured the idea of the couch very well, and it has been a rewarding project that resulted in Grand, a sofa that is characterized by softness and asymmetry, creating an inviting sense of freedom” says Monica Förster.

Grand is a large and generous sofa. Grand comes in a right, a left and a straight version with an accompanying footstool and an optional divan.

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