- NEW TENDENCY
- Raf Simons for Kvadrat
NEW TENDENCY is a Berlin-based design studio that applies modernist design principles onto contemporary objects of the everyday. It is a studio that shares a common design language with our work and how we perceive good minimal design. In Bauhaus tradition, NEW TENDENCY creates products characterised by conceptual design, clean aesthetics, and functional form—handcrafted in Germany. The collection of furniture and accessories develops under the creative direction of Manuel Goller and consists of original products as well as collaborations with selected designers and architects.
One of Goller's creations is the sleek modular Standard Sofa series, which is NEW TENDENCY’s first upholstered furniture system, available as an armchair or a two- or three-seat sofa. The pieces are primarily intended for use either in combination or individually in private or public spaces, such as business lounges and hotel lobbies.
With its compact powder-coated aluminium frame, which appears to float elegantly above the floor, the Standard Sofa reinterprets an archetype. Defined geometric shapes, clean lines, and carefully balanced proportions lend the Sofa series its refined and yet monumental appearance. Available in three curated textile and colour combinations with cushions upholstered in Vidar 3 fabric by Raf Simons for Kvadrat, the Standard Sofa works well together with the Meta Side Table, which has become a NEW TENDENCY collection classic since its release in 2011.