The Paradiset is available in the following configurations: 2 seater sofa.
Designed by Kerstin H. Holmquist in 1958 for Nordiska Kompaniet, NK, the Paradiset Sofa boasts an elegant and organic shape – a strong feature of Swedish modern design. While the soft line of the back, which smoothly run over into the armrests, gives a classic appeal, the tapered and curved legs bring a whimsical twist to the 2,5- seater sofa design.
The Paradiset Sofa is part of the Paradiset Collection, where all names are inspired by “Paradiset” – the Swedish name for Eden or Paradise.Read More
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Inspiration, Quality & Design
Iconic Designs by Famous Designers
We are proud to be representatives of famous Scandinavian furniture designers from the mid 20th century, such as Børge Mogensen, Hans Wegner and Finn Juhl. While they have long left us, their influence in Scandinavian furniture design is still seen and felt today. Each iconic design, such as the No.1 Sofa and Delphi Sofa, is imbued with a sense of history and passion like no other. We highly recommend allowing their impressive silhouettes to draw you in.Read More
Exclusive Brands Steeped in History
Our modern sofas are made by exclusive Scandinavian brands that have decades of experience in designing and crafting authentic, high quality sofas. For instance, Eilersen and their sofas are renowned in Europe for their long-lasting durability and the exquisite comfort they bring into one’s home. Established in 1895, Eilersen strives to create the best sofa for their patrons to indulge in.Read More
Unbreakable Quality & Impeccable Durability
Our exclusive brands believe in procuring only the best materials for their customers. We believe in that too. In the crafting process of our designer sofas, only the highest performing materials make the cut. For example, the frameworks of all Eilersen sofas are made of high-quality pine. This allows for flexibility, lightness and most critically, durability.Read More
Endless Design Options to Choose From
For a majority of our luxurious sofas, we offer an immense range of design options for you to select from. This includes but is not limited to a wide range of fabrics (such as bamboo, cotton, linen, wool, etc) and leather of various grades. In addition, each model is often available in various sizes and shapes, allowing you to add a personal touch while simultaneously finding the sofa that fits perfectly into your living room. To obtain better idea of the wide range of materials/colours available and how they feel, we recommend dropping by our showroom in Singapore.Read More
Exceed Legal Heath & Safety Standards
The safety of you and your loved ones is of utmost importance to us. Our various brands carefully follow and respect the high safety standards set by the EU. In the process of crafting these modern sofas, the use of potentially harmful chemicals has been avoided. This prevents any potential long-term adverse effects on the people and the environment they live in.Read More
Kerstin H. HolmquistSWEDEN (1925-1977)
Kerstin Hörlin-Holmquist (1925-1997) was a Swedish modernist architect and designer. She is remembered today, for her ability to create designs for the modern home in the 1950’s without worrying about short lived trends and what other people thought – to stay true to her own unique and humanistic design vision.
She often worked with her husband Erik Holmquist, and together they modelled and created the pieces together. A key aspect for the couple was always to test out their designs in their own home before completing a project.
“I think both furniture and textiles, wherever they end up, must be kind, gentle and courteous, but without losing their character. They should have human qualities, not be pompous and only stand alone, but able to adapt to the environment they end up in…”
Holmquist worked and studied in England from 1946-47 immediately after the war where she also studied art history and became fascinated with the classic English upholstered furniture and style. Something that without a doubt inspired her own creations later in life while she still developed her own expression. She returned to Sweden where she attended and graduated Konstfack from 1948-52.
Her timeless and iconic ‘Paradiset’ collection was created during her employment with NK – Nordiska Kompaniet in 1956-57 and holds a soft simplicity, they are unique in their appearance – light, clean lines and gracious with an air of romance. Today her designs are highly treasured collectibles and rarely to be found on auctions.