KOFI / Story
Created by Norwegian designer Martin Solem for HAY, Kofi is a range of elegant and versatile glass-topped coffee tables. Based on the desire to make a clean and functional table with an eco-friendly profile, the Kofi series is developed using clever and efficient production methods with a flat-pack design. The clean simplicity of the dimensions and proportions is highlighted by the close attention to detail, resulting in uncluttered aesthetics with distinct lines and a timeless quality. Featuring a solid oak or walnut frame in FSC-certified wood with a water-based lacquer, the top is made of plain or reeded glass, which has a distinctively ribbed structure. The table comes in different sizes with different colour frame options and glass in clear or coloured variants. The numerous design combinations makes Kofi suitable for a wide variety of home or corporate settings, from living rooms and halls to receptions and meeting rooms.
Martin Solem (born 1985) is a Norwegian designer based in Copenhagen. He moved to Denmark to explore Danish design, and after working for Rud. Rasmussen, he studied design at The Royal Danish Design School, where he graduated in 2014. Since then he has been involved in projects with Capellini and Bernhardt Design, as well as participating in exhibitions in Paris, London and Oslo. He currently pursues solo design projects alongside working full-time at HAY as Head of Product Development – Furniture. Martin always strives to have an innovative approach to his work, and believes good design has to be both realistic and useful. For HAY Martin Solem has designed Kofi.