Lammhults designers Johannes Foersom and Peter Hiort- Lorenzen have designed a sofa system that works as a meeting point, relaxing space, or sharing space. Named Portus after the latin word for harbour, the new system was recently launched at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015.
The new system includes a bench, an easy chair, and a sofa, all created by a combination of three simple elements: a soft sculptural bench, an ergonomic support cushion, and a high-rise back. The minimalist frame comes in wood or steel, and refers to Nordic simplicity and restraint when it comes to use of material.
The bench comes in three different dimensions, and is used as the base for all seating elements. A low or high back can be mounted on any of the three benches to create an armchair or a sofa. A low cushion can also be added for extra comfort and support.
The Portus series was designed to easily adapt to workspace environments, by offering versatility and aesthetics. The higher back version of the sofa adds a sense of privacy by creating a room within a room. The back creates an enclosing feeling, but it is also the part that creates the acoustic and architectural element.
All elements are upholstered in fabric that can be customized by element. Additional quilting in the back refer to the modules of the architecture but also to the softness and warmth in the upholstery.
*All images and information courtesy of Lammhults.