Offecct AB

Tibro Sweden

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Oyster High, Easy chair

The easy chair Oyster is designed by Michael Sodeau. Oyster is an elegant easy chair inspired by the Swedes’ love of shellfish. The name Oyster also suggests the idea of a place to escape to—somewhere that belongs to no-one else, even though it exists within a larger milieu. The design of Oyster weaves sensuality, comfort, and flexibility into a well-proportioned whole. The shape is inspired by the seductive shell of an oyster, and the curved armrests offer users a breathing space in the midst of a busy environment. The easy chair would suit many public spaces, such as a hotel lobby, where it would both be a beautiful object and provide a relaxing and comfortable seat. For someone looking for a place to work undisturbed, Oyster offers an inviting retreat. Protecting the environment is a priority for both Offecct and Michael Sodeau. The environmental perspective has been key throughout the development of Oyster, resulting in a more efficient use of materials. Despite its considerable size, the easy chair requires a relatively small amount of material in production.

“Designing a good easy chair is a challenge that calls for a well-developed ability to identify with the user. I usually think about how people will sit and move in the chair, how it will be used, and where it will be used. As a designer, you have a great environmental responsibility. In all our projects, we consider and discuss the sustainability aspect, and look for areas where we can improve. In most cases, we find something we can add or do to make the product more environmentally sustainable. For Oyster, we used a minimum of materials, worked to reduce transport costs, and thought through all aspects of the sustainability perspective”, says Michael Sodeau.

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Technical information

Frame in metal with moulded cold foam. Head rest in laminated wood with cold foam. Upholstered in fabric alt. quilted seat (Pattern Zeta) in fabric or leather. Standard leather Elmo Soft, piquet on the inside and standard on the outside. Swivel frame in chrome with glides. Test standard: EN 15373:2007 Report no: PX05959F

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Dimensions

Explanation of Dimensions

Height (H), Seat (S), Width, (W), Arm rest (A), Depth (D)


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Frame in silver, black or white lacquer alt. in OFFECCT Flexicolor. Stitches are avaliable in six different designs: Bow, Brick, Hex, Languett, Parallel and Zig. The seams are available in 12 colors: Beige, black, brown, dark blue, dark green, dark grey, grey, neon green, neon orange, orange, red and white. If not specified, anthracite will be used as standard.

Material declaration Easy chair, low, quilted in ZETA

WEIGHT (kg) WEIGHT (%)
Base; Metal 3,6 19
Frame; Metal 10,6 56
Textile material 1,8 9
Foam 3,0 16
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Material declaration Easy chair, high, quilted in ZETA

WEIGHT (kg) WEIGHT (%)
Base; Metal 3,6 17
Frame; Metal 10,6 49
Frame; Wood 2,5 12
Textile material 1,8 8
Foam 3,0 14
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Michael Sodeau
Michael Sodeau

Michael Sodeau

Michael Sodeau was born in London in 1969. He studied product design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design where he graduated in 1994. He was a founding partner of the experimental company Inflate, and set up his own design studio Michael Sodeau Partnership in 1997. Besides from working with extensive design interior…

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Oyster

The easy chair Oyster is designed by Michael Sodeau. Oyster is an elegant easy chair inspired by the Swedes’ love of shellfish. The name Oyster also suggests the idea of a place to escape to—somewhere that belongs to no-one else, even though it exists within…