Jaime Hayon’s Plenum Sofa for Fritz Hansen Marketed as Home/Office Hybrid
Jaime Hayon triggers a collision between contract, hospitality, and residential sensibilities with Plenum, a high-back hybrid sofa conceived to “challenge the concept of traditional office furniture and create a feeling of home.” Or vice-versa. Collaborating with Fritz Hansen’s head of design, Christian Andresen, Hayon conjured
an evolution of his existing Ro and Fri chairs and Lune sofa, all originally intended for homes but now widely used in corporate settings. The
result: a single piece that supports collaboration, concentration, and relaxation—or, perhaps,
refuge from family clamor. Flat-packed for easy assembly, the 56-inch-high unit is cocooned with molded polyurethane foam panels reinforced with embedded steel or plywood. High-resiliency foam gives cushions durability and comfort, while powder-coated steel assures stability down below. Contract-worthy covers include Revive recycled polyester and Messenger polyester blend. Power and data ports are discreetly tucked under the seat, while optional laminate-top pivoting tablets boost functionality. Choose a one-, two-, or three-seater.