Walter Knoll, 2011 + 2015

Jaan is a system in which the component parts of the classic sofa setup can be arranged into an individual collage. Framing platforms of lacquered glass or thick leather serve as storage spaces and are combined with soft leather or fabric-covered cushion modules to create the desired landscape. Unattached powdered-steel side tables can be positioned variably as well. 

The linearity of the archetypal corner sofa is thereby broken up; back panels are provided with holes. A generous island can be pushed to a solitary focal point in the room or serve as a direct extension of the sofa. The high legs give Jaan a floating lightness. The office variant, without the framing platform, is distinguished by its firmer upholstery and stringent lines.

photos: Walter Knoll

Walter Knoll