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A tribute to the craft.
Offecct and Lucy Kurrein have previously collaborated on the Lucy sofa, which is a generous and inviting modular sofa with accessories such as power sources and side tables. The Falabella stool is something completely different; a small, neat and lightweight stool made of molded plywood, sculptural in its expression and easy both to move around and to like. “Falabella is based on a design idea that I have carried with me for a long time, ever since my studies. Although the product may look straightforward and simple, it puts high demands on the manufacturer's craftsmanship. When Offecct asked me to create a small piece of occasional furniture, it was finally possible for us to make Falabella come true,” says Lucy Kurrein.
From a young age, she has combined a passion for art and design with an interest in horses, and as a child it was often horses that took shape on her sketch pad. Falabella bears traces of this personal background, and the name is borrowed from the world's smallest horse, which is also said to be unusually friendly and wise. “The stool shares similar qualities. It’s user-friendly, dainty and light, and easy to like. And at first sight, you also know this will be the start of a long-lasting relationship," says Maria Olofsson Karemyr, Brand Manager at Offecct.
Lucy Kurrein began her career on an Art Foundation Diploma at the Leeds College of Art and Design. She went on to study Furniture Design at Buckinghamshire University where she graduated in 2007. After some years at Matthew Hiltons’ and Pearson Lloyds’ respectively, all British Royal Designers for Industry, she set up her own design studio in London in 2013. The same year she launched her first sofa in collaboration with SCP. In 2015 Lucy was awarded “Young Furniture Designer of the Year” by Homes and Gardens magazine. She is one of the most exciting new designers working in Europe today.
Offecct was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal and Anders Englund. Offecct has a revenue of SEK 150 million. 50% of Offecct’s sales comprise exports to more than 50 countries, and showrooms are situated in Stockholm and Gothenburg (SE), Oslo (NO), Copenhagen (DK), Milan (IT), London (UK), Rotterdam and Amsterdam (NL), Düsseldorf and Munich (DE), Zürich (CH), New York (US) and Singapore (SG). Since May 2017 Offecct has been a part of Flokk, an international group of companies with a focus on developing furniture for working places. In addition to Offecct the group owns HÅG, RBM, RH, BMA, Giroflex, Malmstolen, Profim and 9to5 Seating.
Flokk is the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe. Flokk is the proud owner of product brands HÅG, RBM, RH, BMA, Giroflex, Malmstolen, Offecct, Profim and 9to5 Seating. About 2 500 employees work together to realize the vision of the company: Inspire great work. Flokk’s head office is in Oslo, Norway and production units in Røros (Norway); in Los Angeles (United States); in Turek (Poland); in Guangdong (China) and in Tibro and Nässjö (Sweden). In addition, Flokk keep sales offices in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, France, Switzerland, Dubai, Singapore, USA, China and Australia. Flokk products are sold in more than 50 countries. In 2018 the total turnover was close to NOK 3 billion.
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