Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry, where so much is expressed in a few simple lines. The same is true for Gamfratesi’s poetically designed sofa that was launched by Fredericia in 2012. Haiku was received to so much success in its first years, that in 2015 Gamfratesi added a low back version, Haiku Low, to the Collection.
In Haiku a protectively encompassing outer shell is combined with a softer interior, providing an intimate enclosure. Haiku is an enveloping sofa that invites reflection and refuge. Gamfratesi is Danish/Italian design duo Stine Gam and Enrico Fratesi, and references to their inherited juxtaposition of design cultures are easily identified in Haiku. The design is clear and well conceived, incorporating an interesting twist that gives the sofas a modern appearance. The contrast between the enveloping outer shell and the soft, intimate inner is highlighted by a contrasting combination of textiles. With delicate legs, Haiku seems to almost hover above the ground.
Molded hard foam on a tubular steel frame with Nozag springs built in. Covered in additional layer of foam. Seat frame in molded cold foam. Black lacquered RAL 9005 (structured) legs. The sofa comes with additional loose cushions.
Outside shell on picture: (Mira)
Inner upholstery on picture: fabric (Mood)
Can be cleaned with plain water or a mild water soap solution with a damp cloth. After cleaning, polish with a soft, dry cloth. Do not apply stain preventative to any leathers. Fabric must be cleaned after the instructions of the fabric supplier.
L156cm x D88cm x H76.5cm (Seat height: 44.5cm)