The distinctive character of the Polder Sofa by Hella Jongerius for Vitra derives from the combination of diverse fabrics and colours, an asymmetrical shape and charming details. Available in coordinated shades of red, green, golden yellow or night blue, this comfortable sofa adds a striking accent to any interior.
In the home country of Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, the word 'polder' refers to low-lying flatlands, typically subdivided into fields serving various agricultural purposes, that have been reclaimed from the sea by means of dykes and drainage canals. With their flat surfaces, low-slung body and horizontal emphasis, the Polder Sofa evokes the characteristic features of the polder landscape. The large seat cushions of the Polder Sofa form an extremely comfortable, asymmetrical seating surface that is flanked on both sides by the upholstered body. The shape of the body is what distinguishes the sofa: a low armrest is integrated on one end of the Polder Sofa, while the other is bordered by an adjoining platform that also serves as a storage surface for magazines, books or trays. The Polder Sofa thus offers plenty of space to stretch out and relax, whether sitting or lying down.
With its distinctively asymmetrical structure, the Polder Sofa can be optionally configured with the higher armrest on the left or right side, making it adaptable to different spatial settings. Since the platform for the Polder Sofa is separate, it can also be used as an ottoman.
In place of standard upholstery fabrics, textiles developed exclusively for Vitra by Hella Jongerius are used as cover materials – thereby intensifying the subtle interplay of colours and textures that typifies the design.
Pair with the smaller Polder Compact Sofa or the Polder Ottoman for a colourful sofa arrangement. The Polder Ottoman is a flexible element that can be optionally used as a side platform to extend the horizontal surface of the Polder Sofa or when positioned perpendicular to the sofa, it forms a chaise-lounge.