Formed by two upholstered oblong shapes and underpinned by a lightweight, minimalist frame, the Oblong two-seater sofa balances simplicity and style.
Oblong’s upholstered seat and backrest provide the supersize comfort of a lounger, while being lighter and sleeker than an overstuffed seat. The sofa’s fluid form and geometric profile resemble shapes more typical of contemporary art than furniture design. The sofa was designed with an open base that allows light to pass through, enabling Oblong to fill the space without appearing to crowd it. Although lightweight and comfortable, the sofa’s frame forms a stable base that holds it firmly in place.
Known eponymously as Morten & Jonas, Norwegian designers Morten Skjærpe Knarrum and Jonas Norheim need no further introduction. They established their studio in Bergen, Norway after receiving masters degrees from the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.
The designers create cutting-edge products, furniture and interior architecture marked by curiosity, imagination and humour. Morten & Jonas’s point of difference is being able to add design to social agendas, famously enlisting the help of incarcerated men and women to manufacturer their Bake Me a Cake table lamp in 2013.
Since then, Morten & Jonas have produced a second and third design for Northern Lighting – the multi-functional Say My Name lamp and Me floor lamp – as well as earning several awards and having their work exhibited internationally.