Henriette easy chair and sofa


Henriette is a classic and comfortable sofa that contributes to a homely atmosphere in all contexts and environments. The sofa is designed so that you sit in an elevated and comfortable manner, which the longer armrests and the correct seat height contribute to. The seat height and armrests are also part of the fact that the armchair is easy to get in and out of. Henriette's is a flexible furniture as the upholstery is removable and washable, but you can also vary the design. Add back and side cushions if you want to sit with a soft and cozy feeling, or simply remove the cushions by using only the seat cushion for a more open and elegant shape.

The aim and idea of the project has been to create a furnishing series that gives users a sense of self-worth. The designers have worked according to the maxim “Sitting in style”. Marit and Staffan have been passi-onate about producing a series that contributes to a feeling of security, dignity and well-being for people who are no longer in their usual home environment and are therefore often unable to influence their surroundings.

In the words of Marit and Staffan, “Security, dignity and well-being are of particular importance for people who themselves have little opportunity to choose their furnishings.

With Henriette, especially in the armchair, you sit almost like royalty on a raised seat with your arms on the long armrests, secure in the comfortable embrace of the high back.” The design of Henriette, with its turned legs and spindles in the backrest, evokes clear associations with classic stick-back chairs. Indeed, the name has been inspired by a person who is accorded great importance in the history of the Swedish stick-back.

“The name Henriette is a reference to Henriette Killander, the lady of the house at Höök Manor, south of Jönköping, who is said to have been indirectly responsible for initiating the manufacture of stick-back chairs in Sweden. In 1854, having seen a Windsor chair in America that took her attention, she commissioned the carpenter Daniel Ljungquist in Svenarum to make six such chairs for her. This is widely regarded to have marked the start of the production of stick-back chairs that over the following centuries was to grow to become a ma-jor industry in the Swedish province of Småland,” say Marit and Staffan.

Albin i Hyssna 2023-01-161923 (kopia).jpg