Sammen™ is a soft and comfortable chair designed by Jaime Hayon.
Sammen is instantly likable because it is an honest, modern and simple chair – a comfortable seat that makes you feel relaxed and free to share your thoughts with everyone around the dining table. This is where we eat, meet, work and discuss life’s events, big and small, spending hours of quality time.
The shell is constructed of a steel frame with soft foam moulded on top and upholstered with fabric or leather. The seat cushion is made of a plywood plate covered with moulded soft foam to achieve the right form and comfort.
The base comes with four legs made of natural or black lacquered oak veneer with nylon glides, suitable for a majority of floors. Sammen comes in one height (45.5 cm).
Hayon’s Spanish heritage and sense of humour are inherent in everything he creates, from lounge to dining chairs.
"It is important to remember that my design is made for humans – to be used by humans. I believe that design should provoke emotions. Design should make you feel good. Create happiness."
As a teenager, he submerged himself in skateboard culture and graffiti art, the foundation of the detailed, bold-yet-whimsical imagery so imminent in his work today. After studying industrial design in Madrid and Paris he joined Fabrica in 1997, the Benetton-funded design and communication academy, working closely with the legendary image-maker and agitator Oliviero Toscani. In a short time he was promoted from student to head of their Design Department. Eight years later, Jaime broke out on his own, first with his collections of designer toys, ceramics and furniture, later followed by interior design and installations.