Calmo is a modular sofa concept devised by Hugo Passos.
Designer Hugo Passos was born in Portugal and now works in London.
Now Fredericia introduces Calmo in leather, adding new tactile experiences to the sofa concept’s myriad combination options.
Here follows a faq with the designer for inspiration:
What is your design philosophy?
My main interest is working within the realm of everyday objects. I try to create products that have integrity and purpose. Honest, clear and understandable products that can make our daily lives easier or more pleasurable. (Even if just a little bit, it’s worth it!)
What makes your designs special?
Perhaps my respect for materials. My desire to show the beauty of the material properties in the construction. All achieved with simplicity. It’s very satisfying to design products that are practical and can quietly blend in with any type of environment.
Why were you interested in working with Fredericia?
Its rich history, integrity and Thomas Graversen’s knowledge and attention to detail.
What was the inspiration behind Calmo?
The Calmo Collection started when Thomas asked me for a simple, comfortable, democratic sofa for the home and the contract market. I see this collection as a contemporary update of Børge’s design ethos – to produce functional, long-lasting furniture for everyday life.
Which aspects of Calmo are you especially fond of?
An interesting, fun detail to develop was the continuous arm stitching that flows from the curvy inside of the arm, making its way to the outside of the arm, turning back around and ending at the back of the sofa.
What kind of scenarios and solutions did you envision when designing the Calmo Collection?
I wanted to create a flexible concept that could be easily configured and integrated into any type of space and environment. I’m very happy that we created a relaxed, strong and elegant sofa collection for people to use and enjoy.
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