Iskos-Berlin’s Soft Edge chair and stool series features a rounded frame and organically shaped seat and back, blending strong curves with extreme lightness to create a minimalistic design with dynamic comfort. All the edges of the ultra-thin, soft-formed seats are bent away from the body, designed to optimise human-centric comfort for constant shifting and movement. Featuring a plastic (PP) seat in a wide range of colours, and powder coated or chromed steel legs, this shorter stool variant, Soft Edge P70, shares the same uncluttered aesthetics with a feeling of lightness. Its strength ensure years of everyday use in diverse public and private environments – from the home to corporate spaces, cafés and institutions.
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.