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”Visual echoes” and contemporary perspectives by Anderssen & Voll for Muuto

The fall news by acclaimed design duo Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll for the Danish design company include the latter’s first-ever grand lounge chair.

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The Doze Lounge Chair arose from a desire to create a design with a modern expression, referencing the ideas of Scandinavian design with hints of 1970’s design for a contemporary perspective on the archetypical lounge chair. The design has a contemporary expression through the vibrant lines and folds of its large back and armrests, giving personality to the design alongside added comfort and shelter for its user.

With slender legs in embedded steel for a light, hovering expression, the lounge chair translates the archetypical lounge chair into a new environment, enhancing the eclectic silhouette of the design. It works well in spaces that serve the purpose of socializing, whether it be lounge areas, private homes or hospitality projects.

— Scandinavia has a long tradition of extensively comfortable lounge chairs; at the heart of our design heritage lies the versatile concept of comfort. As such, the idea of creating a grand lounge chair came very natural to us. The visual references of the Doze Lounge Chair are however derived from the modern and clear lines of the Golden Age in Danish design, while at the same time being informed by some of our favorite designs of the 1970’s. To us, the characteristically large and sheltering back that embraces the soft seat creates a combination of the Scandinavian design ethos and the lines of 1970’s objects in a way that we find truly refreshing, says Anderssen and Voll.

The duo’s second new launch for Muuto, the Echo Pouf, is a simple and friendly design bringing comfort and function to any space with its clear lines and small feet for a hovering, light expression.

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It comes in three sizes and various made-to-order upholsteries from Kvadrat, allowing for the design to be mixed and matched when used in symmetric formations or vibrant clusters.

With references to its name, the Echo Pouf allows for the design to be repeated throughout any space to create visual echoes of its form, according to Anderssen & Voll.

— Inspired by the idea of repetitions, the Echo Pouf has a simple and elegant expression through its modern lines and soft seat.