We’ve got a soft spot for Jaime Hayon’s new of­fice fur­ni­ture for Fritz Hansen

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For his de­but con­tract de­sign for Fritz Hansen, Span­ish de­signer Jaime Hayon has cre­ated a dreamy, co­coon­like col­lec­tion. His en­velop­ing, sound-damp­en­ing, high­backed Plenum seat­ing range, which comes com­plete with power plugs, USB ports and in­te­grated work sur­faces, is ideal for meet­ings, pri­vate con­ver­sa­tions and in­ter­views, of­fer­ing space for col­lab­o­ra­tion, con­cen­tra­tion or re­lax­ation. Hayon’s brief was to pro­vide a func­tional, com­fort­able refuge within to­day’s open-plan spa­ces, such as air­port lounges and ho­tel lob­bies. ‘The over­all ob­jec­tive was to chal­lenge the con­cept of tra­di­tional of­fice fur­ni­ture and cre­ate a feel­ing of home,’ says Hayon. ‘What I like most about the range is its abil­ity to com­bine ad­vanced tech­niques with a seam­less ex­pres­sion.’ Adds Chris­tian An­dresen, head of de­sign at Fritz Hansen, ‘Plenum is born from

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