Nest sofa & easy chair
Designed by Jesper Ståhl
Designer Jesper Ståhl focuses on the details with his new family of upholstery furniture called ‘Nest’. The absence of cushions creates a focus on the sofa’s profile and its stitching.
“I wanted to design a sofa with an inviting corner that one can creep up in, almost like a bird in a nest,” Jesper Ståhl explains. “But it was important that the sofa should look good from all directions and that is why it slopes and is rounded towards the bottom.”
Thanks to its details, Nest has become a visually lighter item of furniture. With its strong pine frame, its upholstery that can sustain more than 100,000 on the Martindale rubbing test (where 35,000 Martindale is considered fully adequate for use in public spaces) and its generous height above the floor making it easy to vacuum clean, it is clearly well designed in the full sense of the word.
“Nest is an ordinary sofa, but a very good one,” Design House Stockholm’s managing director Anders Färdig sums it up. “We don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time that a designer puts pen to paper. Rather the reverse.”
“A good designer understands what works and what does not work, as well as the cost of production,” Nest’s designer Jesper Ståhl maintains.
“Design is the very meeting point of what could appear as opposites. Where technology meets sensitivity, the analytical meets the creative, where precision meets intuition.”
Jesper Ståhl is a Swedish freelance designer holding a Master of Design from the Royal College of Art in London. His portfolio includes products ranging from from utensils, tools and cutlery, to furniture, lighting and electronic products. His work has received numerous awards, nationally as well as internationally such as Designplus, Red Dot Design Award or a double winner of Elle Decoration Design Award. Jesper's design is characterised by a distinct and clear story and a focus on the user experience. A clear Scandinavian simplicity but often with a personal twist and a excellence in execution. His work can be seen at brand such as Design House Stockholm, Vedum, Byarums Bruk, Abstracta/Voice, Elitfönster, Materia, Lystra and Ivo.