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Tailored elegance with a modern feel
Exquisite lines and sophisticated playfulness. Pauline Deltour’s armchair Pauline and sound absorber Thelma, designed for Offecct Sweden, are characterized by their meticulous details and tailored elegance. “Pauline Deltour’s products always have an immediate simplicity which, on closer inspection, reveals a razor-sharp precision and finesse,” says Tobias Strålman, Design Lead at Offecct.
Our offices and ways of working have changed, towards increased flexibility and more but smaller spaces for physical and digital meetings. The Pauline armchair and Thelma sound absorber are designed for use in such soft, adaptable work spaces – and also come with smart accessories such as a hook and a writing tablet. “The great quality of all Pauline Deltour’s products is the ingenious simplicity that’s always based on exquisite and carefully designed details. With the armchair, there are small shifts in proportions, surprising lines and brilliant functional solutions that create a natural elegance,” says Tobias Strålman.
The sound absorber Thelma is named after Pauline Deltour’s youngest daughter, a name that is said to mean ‘divine protection’. “It has a stylized simplicity with fabrics that are wrapped around it and create a tailored and elegant expression. At the same time, I’m struck by the light-hearted playfulness that the sound absorber expresses; it feels self-conscious and urban, but at the same time relaxed and unforced,” adds Strålman.
While working on the Pauline armchair and Thelma sound absorber, Pauline Deltour passed away tragically and unexpectedly. Tobias Strålman says he is grateful both for the fine collaboration with the designer, and that the work has been able to continue with support from Pauline Deltour’s family, colleagues and friends. “Pauline was a warm and humble person who was inspiring to work with and easy to like. The finest tribute we can give is to complete the project with her unsurpassed sense of quality and pass it on to the world,” he says.
Acoustic room divider upholstered in textile. Frame and wheel in lacquered metal. Black
and white as standard. Flexicolor as an option on request.
Size: Wide 108 cm, Depth 36 cm, Heitht 173 cm.
Retail price approx: 12 300 sek
Frame in plywood and solid wood with cold foam. Upholstered in fabric.
Legs & tabletop in lacquered metal. Base: turntable, 4 legs or wheel as opotions.
Size: Wide 63 cm, Depth 76 cm, Heitht 70 cm.
Retail price approx: 14 700 sek
Offecct was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal and Anders Englund. Offecct has a 20,000 m2 production facility and a yearly 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, Oslo (NO), Copenhagen (DK), Milan (IT), London (UK), Rotterdam and Amsterdam (NL), Düsseldorf and Munich (DE), Zurich (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.
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 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.