Verv – Stockholm Creative Edition 2022
Design by Siri Boekhout and Fanny Axnér in collaboration with Nola.
Verv was developed in a desire to introduce a rocking chair to an urban outdoors environment.
Furniture adapted for the elderly often has many technical additions, and we asked ourselves—are these really necessary? As rocking is proven to be therapeutic as well as good for our muscles, balance and blood circulation, we saw an opportunity to reinterpret a classic piece of furniture for a new context.
Due to the many advantages of strong metal, we were able to experiment with very thin dimensions throughout the whole chair and play with contrast in its expression. Verv is generous without being clumsy, graceful but not frail, reflective of its environment yet vivid in its own form.