March 14, 2013

Hammocks Inspired Offecct’s Netframe Furniture by Cate & Nelson

A minimalist shell and slim legs distinguish both the sofa and chair that make up the Netframe, a new furniture collection designed by

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, a Sweden-based contemporary furniture manufacturer. “In order to succeed with this challenge we had to turn everything upside down in the development process,” says Nelson Ruiz-Acal, one half of the design duo.

“We wanted to create a seating system that would require as little material as possible, but without compromising the comfort or the volume,” adds Ruiz-Acal. “It needed to be as comfortable as an upholstered sofa but with minimal material used and wasted.”

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Inspired by a traditional hammock’s smart use of few materials and canvas suspended on the structure, semi-transparent space fabric is wrapped around the structure and held in place by the cushions. The collection’s oval shape and quiet footprint lends itself to both public and private environments.

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The designs of Cate & Nelson, comprised of Swedish designer Cate Högdahl and Spanish Ruiz-Acal, are distinguished by sustainability and a continental approach. Because Netframe is created with so little materials, little waste is created, supporting both Cate & Nelson’s and Offecct’s sustainability mission. “Netframe is a product that is distinguished by transparency and responsibility and reflects the way we see our role in the surrounding society,” says Kurt Tingdal, CEO, Offecct.

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