Bobo Velvet Sofa Design by Joanna Laajisto for Hakola
Hakola’s Bobo Velvet sofa is guaranteed to catch the eye. The sculpturally curvaceous, rounded Bobo Velvet looks timeless and inviting, yet with a modern, playful twist. Designed by Joanna Laajisto, the sofa is named Bobo as a reference to its ”bourgeois bohemian” look, as the designer likes to call it. The 3-seater sofa is designed to suit both private residences and public spaces.
The Bobo Velvet sofa is upholstered with Kvadrat’s sumptuous fabric, resembling mohair, that is entirely removable and therefore easy to clean. As an adorable extra detail, Bobo comes with removable ”leg warmers” that match the upholstery. The Bobo Velvet sofa is crafted at Hakola’s own factory in Western Finland.SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW SHOP NOW
Finnish Interior Designer and a former Professional Snowboarder Joanna Laajisto
Joanna Laajisto (born in 1977) is a Finnish interior designer – and a former professional snowboarder! After graduating from the Interior Design Institute in Los Angeles, Laajisto worked for five years with Gensler Architects before returning to Finland. In 2018, Joanna Laajisto was elected Interior Designer of the Year by her peers in the Finnish Association of interior architects.
In 2010 Joanna Laajisto established a design studio by the name of Studio Joanna Laajisto in Helsinki, designing distinguished commercial interiors for retail, hospitality and workplaces, among others. The imprint of Studio Joanna Laajisto can be revered, for example, in the workplace design of the renowned Helsinki-based video game developer Supercell and the boutique design of the eminent Finnish jeweller Atelier Torbjörn Tillander in Helsinki.
Studio Joanna Laajisto also designs and produces a line of beautifully crafted lamps, and has created products and concepts for Finnish design producers such as the Airisto seats for Made by Choice and the System storage units for Lundia.
Quality, timelessness, sustainability and cleverness are characteristic of Joanna Laajisto’s work. Her minimalist and streamlined aesthetics carry a feeling of ease and cosy calmness while remaining strictly functional. All spaces and products are designed with utmost precision and with the most important factor in mind, the user.SHOP NOW