Vitra

Polder Sofa, "The Pebble Grays", Light Buttons - Armrest Left, Sitting Right

Artek/Vitra
$11,300.00
SKU: VT-210754A1-AKVT-FJ
  • Description
  • Specifications
  • The Maker

In the home country of Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, the word 'polder' refers to low-lying flatlands, typically subdivided into fields for agriculture, which have been reclaimed from the sea by means of dykes and drainage canals. Created with a flat surface and horizontal emphasis that evoke the characteristic features of this type of landscape, the Polder Sofa exhibits an unusual asymmetrical shape and carefully crafted combination of colors, materials and textures.

The cushions and body of the Polder Sofa are covered with different fabrics in carefully coordinated tones. The four palettes—The Sea Greens, The Pebble Grays, The Earth Reds and The Antarctic Blues—are muted, earthy shades. Thanks to these understated compositions, Polder is perfectly suited to any interior.

To accentuate these color combinations, the eye-catching buttons—another special Polder feature—are made of natural materials with colored pins. One light and one dark set of buttons each form a contrasting addition to the woven fabrics. Like all natural materials, the buttons made from horn or wood exhibit variations in shading, gradient, inclusions, grain, color and texture, and no two are the same. Embracing such differences within a defined tolerance is an expression of Vitra's sustainable approach to environmental resources. Material that fails to meet our quality standards is of course rejected, but it is the differences that make each button unique.

  • Brand:Artek / Vitra
  • Care:Care instructions included.
  • SKU: VT-210754A1-AKVT-FJ
  • Material:
    • Structural frame: Wooden frame
    • Seat Cushions: Polyurethane foam with interactive pocket spring core, chamber cushion structure (filled with foam cubes and lozenges) and polyester fleece.
    • Back Cushions: Polyurethane foam with polyester fleece and chamber cushions (filled with foam cubes and lozenges).
    • Armrest Cushion: Detached Bolster, Freely Positionable, Sand-weighted, Polyurethane foam filling
    • Cover: Coordinated combinations of various colors and fabric types, removable.
    • Buttons: Made of Wood or Horn, color and grain subject to natural variations.
    • Ottoman: Wooden frame with polyurethane foam. The fabric and colour of the Ottoman matches that of the sofa.
    • Applications: Recommended for domestic use only.
  • Designer:hella-jongerius
  • Dimensions:
    • W: 102.25'' x D: 38.25'' x H:32.25"'
    • Seat Height: 13.75"
    • Armrest Height: 19.75"
Artek / Vitra
artek - Artek was founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists: Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was "to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means." In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative player in the world of modern design, developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture, and art.

The name Artek is a synthesis of "art" and 'technology'—concepts central to the international modernist movement that came to prominence in the 1920s. It was Walter Gropius, a key proponent of modernism, who coined the motto 'art and technology—a new unity.' Technology was understood to include science and industrial production methods, while the conception of art extended beyond the fine arts to encompass architecture and design. Modernism aimed to achieve a fruitful union of these two spheres. This same aspiration guided the founders of Artek in their naming of the company.

The Artek collection consists of furniture, lighting, and accessories designed by Finnish masters and leading international designers. It stands for clarity, functionality, and poetic simplicity.


virta. - Creating innovative products and concepts with great designers is Vitra's essence. They are developed in Switzerland and installed worldwide by architects, companies and private users to build inspirational spaces for living, working and shopping as well as public areas. With its classics Vitra represents groundbreaking 20th century design. Today, in combining technical and conceptual expertise with the creativity of contemporary designers, Vitra seeks to continue pushing the boundaries of the design discipline. A family business for eighty years, Vitra believes in lasting relationships with customers, employees and designers, durable products, sustainable growth and the power of good design.

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