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 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."