Made possible by exploring innovative developments in moulded plywood techniques, Iskos-Berlin’s Soft Edge series blends strong curves with extreme lightness to create a three-dimensionality that is not normally possible with 2D plywood.

Base material
Solid Wood
Country of origin
Latvia
Depth
52.5cm
Glides
Standard
Height
79cm
Package Depth
54.5cm
Package Height
90.5cm
Package Weight
9.4kg
Package Width
61.5cm
Seat and back / Base finish
Wood Matt Oak / Wood Matt Oak
Seat and Back Material
Moulded plywood
Seat height
47.5cm
Stackable
Yes, 6 pcs.
Width
51.5cm

All the edges of the ultra-thin, soft-formed seats are bent away from the body, designed to optimise human-centric comfort for constant shifting and movement. Soft Edge 12 features a wooden base that creates a seamless, unified expression, while its strength and stackability ensure years of everyday use in a wide range of public and private environments – from classrooms and cafés to a home environment. Also available with upholstered seat.


Iskos-Berlin

Iskos-Berlin is the design partnership of Aleksej Iskos and Boris Berlin, which was founded in 2010 and is based in Copenhagen. Together, they work across the fields of industrial, furniture and graphic design. The pair previously worked together at Komplot Design, Berlin was a founding member in 1987, with Iskos joining the practice in 1999. Berlin (b. 1958) is from St. Petersburg, Russia, and is a graduate of the city’s Institute of Applied Arts. While Iskos (b. 1965) is from Kharkov, Ukraine, and has studied architecture, engineering and industrial design in both Ukraine and Denmark. Their approach is to “see design as an art of storytelling” and they pay particular attention to the materiality of objects, often letting this define the language of their designs. Their exploratory nature often results in products that utilise new technologies and materials. For HAY, Iskos-Berlin have created the Soft Edge series of chairs and stools, a design created in the knowledge that there is no ultimate sitting posture, rather that our natural state is one of constant dynamic movement.


HAY has enjoyed a rapid rise in popularity since its founding in 2002, with a focus on making premium scandinavian design accessible to the largest audience possible.