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IMM Cologne 2019: Meet Sophia

14.01.2019

Meet Sophia
The new sensually feminine sofa from JORI

JORI is presenting no fewer than six new models at the international furniture show in Cologne. Two of them grew from a very first collaboration with well-known figures in the world of design: Fuga by Dutch designer Frans Schrofer, and Daydreamer by German designer Joachim Nees. 

During IMM JORI is thus unveiling the elegantly feminine sofa SOPHIA, a creation of Swiss designer Cuno Frommherz. The Belgian design studio Verhaert New Products & Services has created a refined variation of the TIGRA model, the sofa TIGRA LANDSCAPE.  

And French designer Christophe Giraud came up with a re-edition of the JORI classic, GLOVE PURE. The Italian duo Pocci & Dondoli enlarge JORI’s offer of accessories with the graceful side table trio STELLATO.         

Furthermore, at the JORI stand one can discover the creations of two new collaborations: the balanced tub chair FUGA by Dutch designer Frans Schrofer and the graceful recliner DAYDREAMER by German designer Joachim Nees.
                 

Sofa SOPHIA LANDSCAPE and table LAURA
Design by Cuno Frommherz

Designer Cuno Frommherz translates his poetically romantic vision into an elegantly feminine sofa, which precisely due to its gently curved lines comes across as resolutely contemporary.

The new sofa SOPHIA Landscape has earned its name. At first sight the new sitting piece seduces with its soft and elegant contours, which are supported by fine corner feet. SOPHIA Landscape has the sensual look of an elegant lady on high heels.

Entirely in line with the trend of rounded organic forms, Cuno Frommherz presents his feminine interpretation of the modern classic. Classy, luxurious and comfortable, the subtle design of the SOPHIA Landscape follows the gentle contours of a mountain landscape in the moonlight, the ´Heimat ´ of Frommherz.

SOPHIA Landscape adds a strikingly sensual variant to the JORI sofa collection. Faithful to the JORI comfort standards, the ergonomic sitting experience and the functionality of this new lady have been refined to the point of perfection.

Especially attractive is the dimensional programme of SOPHIA Landscape, which makes different (corner) setups possible. Furthermore, one can chose from two cushion qualities, cuddly soft or sturdily comfortable, a back support for extra comfort and a series of organic fantasy elements that give it a unique touch. A harmonious assortment of coffee tables LAURA completes the SOPHIA Landscape programme.

Like the entire JORI collection, the new sofa SOPHIA Landscape is manufactured with craftsmanship in the JORI production workshops in Belgium and it is available in a wide range of colours of high-quality leather and fabric coverings.

Recommended price: as of ± 4100 EUR (incl. VAT) for a sofa of 190 cm.
With the ´JORI configurator´ you can compose the SOPHIA sofa exactly as you wish on the basis of the extensive list of options.

Reclining chair DAYDREAMER
Design by Joachim Nees

The DAYDREAMER design represents JORI´s first collaboration with German designer Joachim Nees and it adds a striking new accent to its recliner collection. Fleeing structured, clear contours, the new Daydreamer comes across as strikingly subtle and inviting with its sculpted, curved lines.

As fervent adherents of timeless design, functionality and ergonomics, with attention firstly for the needs of the individual user, designer Joachim Nees and JORI have clearly a found match in the new reclining model DAYDREAMER.

Averse to any structured, straight lines, the sculpted and flexibly curved design of the Daydreamer clearly adds a new note to the JORI recliner line. The carefully composed combination of refined curves and roundings guarantees its exceptional comfort experience, JORI´s veritable trademark. The fine line finishing of the silhouette gracefully accentuates the roundings of the reclining furniture. The gleaming foot in structural lacquer reinforces the powerful look of the design. Thanks to its compact and extraordinary elegant look the Daydreamer lends a striking accent to the interior. In combi-leather/fabric covering DAYDREAMER looks very refined, but a uni-finishing in supple leather or beautiful fabric also offers a classy accompaniment for the design.

Like the entire JORI collection, the DAYDREAMER recliner is manufactured with craftsmanship in the JORI production workshops in Belgium and it is available in a wide range of colours of high-quality leather and fabric coverings.

Chassis: execution in black or mat bronze lacquered.
Recommended price: as of ± 3900 EUR  (incl. VAT) in leather.
With the ´JORI configurator´ you can compose the DAYDREAMER recliner exactly as you wish on the basis of the extensive list of options.

About designer Joachim Nees (D)
After Joachim Nees (1967) completed his studies in industrial design at the University in Darmstadt he went to work as a furniture designer. In his work he attaches particular value to the quality of design and materials. Defender of the principle that ´form follows function´, the future user is the central point in his creations, many of which have received major Design Awards.

Armchair FUGA
Design by Frans Schrofer

The design armchair FUGA is Dutch designer Frans Schrofer’s first creation for JORI and translates sober design and pure craftsmanship into a markedly elegant silhouette.

Frans Schrofer’s creations perfectly reflect the style of this designer. With respect for tradition, contemporary trends and a sharp eye for the future, Schrofer clearly puts his stamp on every piece of furniture that he designs.

The FUGA armchair appears to have been cut from a single piece. Its cocoon form achieves the perfect balance between design and functionality. The model is designed and crafted down to the smallest detail. The  compact tub design undoubtedly derives from Schrofer´s passion for racing sports and frame construction. The design has a particularly enfolding effect: FUGA invites you to nestle safely and comfortably in its contours.

The thin sculpted sides that join an elegantly convex back and the delicate legs place the model on an especially design base. Thanks to the optional high and low back variations and the elegant footrest, the FUGA armchair offers a striking single-seat variant in every interior. In combi-leather/fabric covering FUGA looks very refined, but a uni-finishing in supple leather or beautiful fabric also offers a classy accompaniment for the design. Double-stitched piping provides the finishing touch.

Like the entire JORI collection, the FUGA armchair is manufactured with craftsmanship in the JORI production workshops in Belgium and it is available in a wide range of colours of high-quality leather and fabric coverings. A combi-covering in leather/fabric is also possible.

Chassis: execution in black or mat bronze lacquered.
Recommended price: as of 1700 EUR (incl. VAT) for a low back chair in fabric.
With the ´JORI configurator´ you can compose the FUGA chair exactly as you wish on the basis of the extensive list of options.

About designer Frans Schrofer (NL)
Frans Schrofer (1956) is the offspring of three generations of artists and furniture designers. After graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 1983 he opened his own design studio: Studio Schrofer. His furniture combines tradition, contemporary trends, futurism and precision in well-conceived and discreet designs.

Sofa TIGRA LANDSCAPE
Design by Verhaert New Products

The successful TIGRA sofa family welcomes a new addition: the TIGRA LANDSCAPE model with delightful loose back cushions, refined feet and movable headrests.

´Mix and match´ is more popular than ever today. JORI is thus increasingly seeing extensive personalisation as the standard amongst its target public. Choosing TIGRA thus means opting for your highly-personal feel. JORI therefore had the designer of the TIGRA sofa add a third offspring to the family, which with its sophisticated look clearly distinguishes itself from its little brothers.

The new TIGRA LANDSCAPE version presents the same recognisable amply filled seat and contours of its predecessors. However it is equipped with loose back cushions that offer a variable sitting depth and in this way make both active and loungy sitting comfort possible in a single sofa. True to the JORI body comfort ideal, it comes with a (re)movable headrest, available as an option. 

Incredibly comfortable, the TIGRA LANDSCAPE sofa is available with high or low armrests, which moreover can be either fixed or continuously adjustable. Just like the rest of the TIGRA family, the TIGRA LANDSCAPE programme allows an extensive combination of elements: sofas, end elements, chaise longues, extension footstools, tables. 2 seat cushion widths are offered in order to fit in both compact and spacious interiors.

Like the entire JORI collection, the TIGRA LANDSCAPE sofa is manufactured with craftsmanship in the JORI production workshops in Belgium and it is available in a wide range of colours of high-quality leather and fabric coverings. Choice between 2 legs, available in different finishings.

Recommended price: as of ± 3,900 EUR (incl. VAT) in fabric for a sofa of 190 cm.
With the ´JORI configurator´ you can compose the TIGRA LANDSCAPE sofa exactly as you wish on the basis of the extensive list of options.

Sofa GLOVE PURE
Design by Christophe Giraud

The stylish sofa GLOVE owes its success to designer CHRISTOPHE GIRAUD, whose designer´s pen back in the day conjured up for JORI an ultra-comfortable sofa with a unique armrest mechanism. Today this JORI classic is getting a new outfit. The result is the GLOVE PURE model, which corresponds to the present-day look and feel. With a more tightly designed foot system, a finer front and a covering in refined new textures, it suddenly appears much more youthful and sophisticated.

In the world of design, reinventing classics is a popular sport that enables top models to score once again. And so JORI is also thinking along these lines and, instead of saying farewell to beautiful classics forever, the brand has figured out how, thanks to a number of discreet interventions, to give them a new life.

The preliminary condition is of course that the model be a genuine classic, revamped on an exemplarily timeless basis, which makes subtle adaptations possible while leaving the original DNA of the design untouched.

Designer Giraud has succeeded magnificently in this task. The new GLOVE PURE sofa preserves the soul of the classic model with the same accessible look, adjustable armrests and high back for optimal sitting comfort. The new impulse of the GLOVE PURE sofa resides in a number of subtle details, such as the tight filigree frame that culminates in rounded-off corners on extremely fine legs. Further, there is also the discreet piping finish around the silhouette of the sofa, which gives the design a special couture look. The front of the sofa also looks lighter thanks to the finer base. Finally, an extra compact 140 cm width size has been added to the programme, ideal for the (ever more frequent) smaller spaces.

Like the entire JORI collection, the new GLOVE PURE edition is manufactured with craftsmanship in the JORI production workshops in Belgium and it is available in a wide range of colours of high-quality leather and fabric coverings.

Available widths: 140/165/190/215 cm.
Chassis: in black or mat bronze lacquered.
Recommended price: as of ± 4400 EUR (incl. VAT) for a sofa of 165 cm.
With the ´JORI configurator´ you can compose the GLOVE PURE sofa exactly as you wish on the basis of the extensive list of options.

Table STELLATO
Design by Pocci+Dondoli

The Italian designer duo POCCI+DONDOLI have what it takes: with exceptional talent they designed for JORI the trio of side tables STELLATO, beautiful to the eye and handily light in weight.

Executed in mat black or bronze lacquered and with an artistically elegant chassis, the STELLATO side table trio brings a playful eyecatcher into the interior. A dreamed-of resting place for a glass, a book or a tablet. The three heights make possible a handy utilisation in every sitting position or create an exciting interplay of lines. Moreover, the easily removable inlay in black glass or leather is designed to be especially maintenance-friendly.

Like the entire JORI collection, the STELLATO trio is manufactured with craftsmanship in the JORI production workshops in Belgium and it is available in mat black or bronze lacquered with inlay in black glass or leather.

Recommended price: ± 650 EUR (incl. VAT) for a table scale 40.
Dimensions: table scale 40, height 45 / table scale 50, height 55 / table scale 70, height 35

About JORI - innovative seating comfort since 1963

Belgian company JORI creates perfect seating comfort. JORI has designed contemporary sofas, lounge & reclining chairs, chairs, tables and interior accessories since 1963. Each piece of furniture is created in close cooperation with international top designers and is developed at our own workshop with the greatest care. JORI stands for 100% Belgian craftsmanship. Both our collections and custom furniture focus on a high-quality, honest selection of materials and a sublime finish. Our ambition is always your comfort.

For further information about JORI, don´t hesitate to contact:

  • Mrs Catherine Léonard, + 32 496 40 16 46, press@jori.com
  • JORI communication department, Linda Vermeesch, +32 56 31 35 01, vl@jori.com

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