Almost suspended above the floor, with the slenderest of legs upholding a large, cosy seat. Jonas Wagell imagines a family of sofas, inspired by the soft, curving form of a semicircle: this little collection, from armchair to sofa to chaise longue, is called Roma, a strong reference to the classical sphere in which its lines are rooted. With citations from fifties design, not of affectation, but of clear inspiration, this design is “classical” by nature, and not only in name.
Awards: Archiproducts Design Awards 2017
W 106,3 D 88,5 H 73,5 cm
H seat 38,5 cm
Polyurethane foam 34%
Birch plywood 17%
Poplar plywood 7%
Elastic belts 4%
Jonas Wagell is an architect and designer from Stockholm. Born in 1973, he trained as graphic artist and then specialised as an interior designer in Stockholm and New York, where he attended the Parsons School of Design. In 2008 he founded the JWDA firm which handles architecture, product design and brand management projects. Wagell is fond of creating functional items with features of simplicity and intelligence, objects which can be used and understood easily by those who choose them. The best known design from the JWDA studio is the prefabricated Mini House. For this design, in 2008, Wagell was named by Wallpaper as one of the fifty young architects worth watching. Today JWDA focuses above all on product design for Scandinavian and international brands.