Soft Edge chair series is based on the next step in the development of moulded plywood techniques.
It enables a three-dimensionality that is unusual for ordinary moulded plywood. With Soft Edge, Iskos-Berlin has created a softly shaped seat and back where all the edges face away from the body.
Both versions of Soft Edge (with a steel or wooden frame) are stackable and light, which makes them suitable for any segment of the contract market – from classrooms and auditoriums to canteens and cafeterias.
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.