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.
The designer Hella Jongerius has become known for the manner in which she fuses industry and craft, high- and low-tech, traditional and contemporary. In 1993 she founded the Jongeriuslab studio, where she has pursued independent projects and also created products for major clients, including Maharam, Danskina, IKEA and KLM.
For Vitra, the Dutch designer has developed distinctive pieces such as
the Polder Sofa and the East River Chair. Jongerius has consistently addressed
the significance of colours and surfaces in contemporary design in her work
with textiles, ceramics and furniture. She has been the Art Director for
colours and materials at Vitra for many years and developed the Vitra Colour
& Material Library – a system that enables the versatile combination of
different materials and colours throughout the extensive Vitra product
collection. Hella Jongerius has also written a book about this complex task
entitled «I Don’t Have a Favorite Colour».