2018 results

Kumo Modular Sofa
by Anderssen & Voll for Hem

Winner: Furniture Design of the Year 2018. The Kumo Sofa is a ship-smart modular system designed by Norwegian studio Anderssen & Voll for Hem.

Hem explores how high-end design can be flat-packed, with this modular sofa that can be shipped in standard boxes. According to brand founder Petrus Palmér, the sofa designed by Anderssen & Voll epitomises Hem's brand ethos – to make quality design affordable for the masses.

Based on a single module, Kumo is available with up to four seats and arrives as a series of constructed pieces, which can be simply slotted together in a row or corner configuration. The Kumo Sofa is available in three texture-rich woolen fabrics – mare, graphite and porcelain – as well as an ultra-soft tan leather.

Kumo offers flexibility with an innovative frame and cushion construction allowing components to easily be added, removed or rearranged as living circumstances change.

Judges comments: "From the production and manufacturing point of view, it’s very smart. It intelligently solves a problem for people on the move."

Designer: Anderssen & Voll for Hem
Project: Kumo Modular Sofa
Winner of: Furniture design of the year
Read more: Anderssen & Voll and Hem

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