The creators of Hem’s newest Kumo Sofa, Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll are among the most prominent Norwegian designers today. Their widely-awarded work stretches over various fields of design, with a firm focus on domestic objects. We recently caught up with the designers in their Oslo-based studio to hear more about the journey with designing the Kumo Sofa.
We sat with Hem’s long-term friend and collaborator Paul Vaugoyeau over a cup of coffee to discuss the process of arranging a personal space, how design shapes our everyday behaviour and his relationship with objects that surround him.
When the afternoon sun hits the continuous glass facade of the Hem Headquarter, the office transforms into a design oasis with matching colors for the season: fresh greens, deep blues, sandy nudes and sunny yellows.
Friday, 8th of June, we are opening our first temporary Hem L.A. Pop-up Shop in the Poketo Project Space at the DTLA Row. Open throughout whole June, the shop will become a space for a curated selection of Hem’s newly launched furniture, accessories and lighting as well as many classics for you to buy in store!