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When Hem founder Petrus Palmér came across an image of a one-off doughnut-shaped seat on Sabine Marcelis’s Instagram account, he instantly knew it had to be part of his furniture company’s portfolio. A short exchange later, a new collaboration with the Dutch designer was born. “I saw this as a great opportunity to work with a brand that has extensive knowledge of upholstered objects,” Marcelis says, “[and] to bring the shape to life in fabric in a completely seamless way.”

It took two years of development to perfect the seamless upholstery of Sabine Marcelis’s Boa.

Marcelis is well-known for her evocative handling of resin and glass. And the creation of the Boa pouffe, her inaugural soft furnishing, was far more...

Sabine Marcelis’s Boa Pouffe is a Feat of Upholstery

The Rotterdam designer embraces her softer side for Hem.

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