The Sequoia Stool is immediately recognizable for its unified form and calligraphic character. Designed by Anderssen and Voll, they began with the idea of a “Forest” — the division of the stem into two tubes, like a solid branch growing out of a tree trunk. This branch-like division is discernible in the seat and footrest, which echo the same shape. Furthermore, its footplate shape appears as if a floor segment was lifted, giving it a certain freedom of movement.
Sequoia is available in two heights and utilizes the same technology to create bicycle frames. Its frame is steel, painted in polyester powder. Seat cushions are available in expanded polyurethane covered in fabric (Kvadrat “Divina MD” and “Divina 3”).
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Anderssen & Voll
Based in Oslo, partners Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll have been instrumental in putting Norway on the global design map ever since they joined forces in 2009. Anderssen & Voll have received numerous international awards for their work within furniture, lighting and home accessories, including the Wallpaper* Magazine Award, the Red Dot and IF Awards, as well as other accolades for Best Designs and Best Designers of the year. Rather than be defined and confined to a specific way of being, Anderssen & Voll prefer to be open and approach each new project with a feeling of freedom. They develop emotionally-driven designs. Their overall desire is to create designs with souls. To animate something inanimate.
“We’re not dogmatic about it,” says Anderssen and Voll. “We’re quite open. We start designing and watch the piece take on its own personality. It’s almost like breathing life into it.” It’s an ideal approach for tackling a project for Copenhagen’s Langelinie Pavilion, a multi-functional emporium of experiences housed in a modernist building designed in the late 50s. Embracing yet breaking with the tenants of modernism, the Pavilion chair is fluid, graceful and elegant. A stackable tube chair with a beautiful bent plywood base and seat. “We wanted to bridge the old and the new with a curvaceous chair as opposed to the typical rigid lines you often find,” adds Anderssen & Voll. “With its slim lines flowing through the air, it’s a bit poetic. Almost like a delicate rope that came undone.”