Designed for the Nordic Embassies in Berlin by Sigurd Larsen, the Felleshocker family of furniture was created to inspire informal meetings. The stools and benches of varying heights facilitate these short conversations, activating the various corner spaces of the embassy complex.
The chairs were designed to be mechanically manufactured in Germany, where man power is expensive, but machines are of high quality. The seat is fashioned from machine-cut, local oak wood, with a folded, laser-cut metal frame. Only the final assembly and quality control are performed by local craftsmen.
The color range is soft and desaturated, fitting with the embassies’ architecture. For the courtyard and roof terrace spaces, there is an outdoor version made of galvanized steel.
The Nordic Embassies in Berlin is a unique collaboration between five Nordic countries. Within a single green-copper band each country has built an individually designed embassy. The sixth building, located at the entrance, is a communal space called the Felleshuset. The word Felles exists in most of the Scandinavian languages and can be translated as shared, together or Gemeinschaft. This gave name to the new furniture, in combination with Hocker, the German word for stool.
“Any exciting building should have a piece of furniture designed uniquely and specially for the house,” says the director of Fellehuset Mari Hellsen, “In the Nordic countries we have a long tradition of combining design and architecture like this.”
All sizes are available in the colors:
-Galvanized Steel (suitable for outdoor)
- Hard oak wood treated with sustainable oil. Powder-coated aluminum or galvanized steel. Brass screws.