Spanish designer Jaime Hayón created the sofa FAVN for the venerable Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen.

The sofa has contemporary style, but its sleek lines are inspired by the classic elegance of Arne Jacobsen’s designs:

“I wanted to create a form that was based on a shell, like the ‘Egg’ and the ‘Swan’ which looks equally beautiful from all angles. (…) A shell being hard on the outside, soft and welcoming on the inside,” explains Hayón. “I wanted to create a form that embraces you, something really organic — that’s why we named it FAVN”, which means ’embrace’ in Danish.

FAVN will be available in ten colors: light grey, sage green, clear beige, taupe, chocolate, moutarde, red, violet, dark blue and black.

The sofa will be officially launched at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan 2011, and will be available in store in September.

Photos: Design Milk and Fritz Hansen