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Polder Sofa

Hella Jongerius, 2005

  • In the home country of Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, the word 'polder' refers to tracts of land that have been reclaimed from the sea by means of dykes and drainage canals. With its flat surfaces and horizontal emphasis, this low-slung sofa evokes features of the polder landscape. Hella Jongerius selected coordinated colour combinations and fabric types for her sofa, accentuating them with high-tech thread and large buttons made of natural materials.

    The Polder Sofa is available in a variety of sizes and colour combinations.

  • Polder - red


    7 Remix - red


    1 Spirit - red


    5/6 Tonus - oriental red


    2 Tonus - red


    3 Steelcut - orange


    4/9 Soft - red

    Polder - green


    6/9 Remix - green


    1 Spirit - green


    7 Tonus - sea green


    3/8 Steelcut - green


    2 Soft - green


    4/5 Soft - light green

    Polder - anthracite


    3/8 Hallingdal - dark grey


    16 Soft - black


    04 Spirit - black


    09 Steelcut - anthracite


    01 Tonus - black


    01 Soft - anthracite

    Polder - cream


    7 Lazio - cream/light grey


    04 Nova - stone


    14 Soft - camel


    13 Soft - ivory


    12 Soft - natural wool


    03 Steelcut - pastel grey

    Frame: wooden frame with upholstery webbing.
    Body and seat cushions: polyurethane foam and polyester filling.
    Back cushions: polyurethane chips and microfibre filling.
    Armrest cushion: detached bolster, freely positionable, sand-weighted.
    Cover: combinations of coordinated colours and fabric types, removable.
    Buttons: natural materials, attached with high-tech thread.
    Transport: Polder XL can be separated for transport.

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The Dutch designer Hella Jongerius lives and works in Berlin. She founded the studio “Jongeriuslab” in 2000 and has been working with Vitra since 2004. Since then, her designs have contributed significantly to the ever-growing Vitra Home Collection.
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