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Press release: Model Savanna
Savanna is like a stout man – without being heavy



A lounging sofa from Eilersen promises comfort.  Comfort with no compromises.  In strong, well-conceived lines and with soft upholstery that hugs the body. But how can this be harmonised and balance with the desire for lightness of expression?

Next time you buy a new sofa should it be heavy and substantial? Light and airy? Or would you rather have one leg in each camp and have it all? You should test out a Savanna, in which Jens Juul Eilersen supports your back with a pot belly without the rest of the sofa's body gaining in weight.

Lines, lightness and luxury merge into one

"Savanna is built up as a normal frame with normal seat cushions. On the face of it this sounds firm and this was just my intention" emphasises Jens Juul Eilersen. "I wanted to create a sofa with a world of opportunities for expansion and a design which is so classic that the sofa will always modern. Taut lines are good for the eye but the sofa must also be really great to sit and lounge in. The art was to optimise the comfort without compromising on the lightness.



Soft belly and space for long legs

First I upholstered the seating with down. Then came the back with ends they are the same but with a "belly" in the middle - just like a stout man well held in by his belt. This rounded shape fits the back perfectly and the chaise-longue and cushion provide additional comfort.   Compared with our previous modular sofas the chaise-longue has an extra 10 cm of depth so that your feet do not dangle off the end when you are watching TV or relaxing with a book. The range of down cushion has also been extended with additional sizes so you can build just the right nest to suit your home".


Sofa building for any home

Versatility is absolutely one of the strengths of Savanna. All seating elements are 100 cm deep and the chaise-longue goes right up to 170 cm. In width Savanna varies flexibly in small steps of 10 cm from 100 to 220 cm. Together with corner elements this allows you to build your sofa or sofa group within very precise dimensions so that it matches exactly the room and the furniture it is to interact with. The elements come with and without armrests. This means that you can utilise the strong lines and self-esteem of Savanna to achieve the freedom that free-standing sofa elements can provide. Completely in line with its classic lightness Savannah is supported on Eilersen's 12 cm high steel legs.




Enjoy an Eilersen

Your home should be a place where you are most comfortable. Here you surround yourself with things you have chosen for yourself. Because you need them and because they appeal to you. Furniture shapes, colours and subtleties speak to your senses. Therefore, it really matters how the sofa fulfils its mission. Your sofa should be both comfortable to sit in - and live up to your life values and taste for the aesthetic. We all know the feeling of being a place we like. That's why we say: Enjoy an Eilersen.




Further info

Nils Juul Eilersen, N. Eilersen A/S, Fabriksvej 2, DK-5485 Skamby
M.: +45 24675712, T.: +45 64851008, F.: +45 64851057
nje@eilersen.eu - www.eilersen.eu



Background information


N. Eilersen A/S

Founded in 1895, the company has given name and life to many classics. Founder Niels Eilersen was the first in Denmark to use steam to shape wood, and innovation and tradition are still hallmarks of the company. Since the 1930s, N. Eilersen A/S has produced furniture with a focus on top quality materials, comfort and durability. This strategy has made Eilersen a well-known and recognized brand both nationally and internationally, and several of their sofa models carry the designation "state of the art". N. Eilersen A/S is a family business, currently operated by the fourth generation.

The fact that a piece of furniture bears the Eilersen name is a guarantee of excellent quality, comfort and unique durability.




Jens Juul Eilersen

Has since the mid-1960s been responsible for the design developments at N. Eilersen A/S. Jens Juul Eilersen has no theoretical training - but is interested and has a fantastic talent. All his sofas are created in accordance with classic geometric proportions, guaranteeing balance and harmony in terms of both function and expression.  Jens Juul Eilersen has, among other things, created one of Eilersen´s biggest sellers, the CONTROL lounge chair, which after being on the market for 30 years can rightly be called a classic.  Jens Juul Eilersen has always had a nose for the innovative and has produced and patented a number of his creative designs. This innovation is also being expressed today whereby his designs are an expression of time and not of that fact that he is now in his seventies.

Model Savanna - Design by Jens Juul Eilersen