From Mathias Weber, a new approach to the daybed concept

FDB Møbler is delighted to welcome artist and furniture designer Mathias Weber into its design collaboration series this autumn with Vindeby, his simple, timeless reinterpretation of the sofa bench and daybed. This single piece of furniture doubles as a couch for sitting and a sofa for your afternoon power nap.

Mathias Weber is an alumnus of the Royal Danish Academy and has run his own design studio in Copenhagen for the past seven years. With Vindeby, he takes his place in FDB Møbler's long history, dating back to 1942, of collaboration with talented designers. This joint effort has produced iconic furniture and home accessories dear to the hearts of design-conscious Danes. Weber’s stylish FDB Møbler debut is based on classic Danish design principles, with two backrests that can be removed and attached to the ends of the bench, extending its length to make it comfortable for sleeping.

 "We are always very proud to be able to establish new, exciting collaborations with skilled and talented designers,” says Ole Kiel, FDB Møbler’s director. “Mathias Weber’s approach to materials and his interpretations of furniture classics is a perfect match for the design spirit and philosophy that have always been hallmarks of FDB Møbler. This timeless and well-thought-out design in oak is an instant classic in our furniture line." 

Lively and versatile

Vindeby’s light, minimalist look is designed to suit multiple locations in the modern interior. Whether in the living room, the study, the kitchen or dining room, or anywhere the family may meet, its suitability for both sitting and snoozing makes it welcome nearly anywhere. The slat construction, crafted in FSC-certified oak, imparts a reassuring visual rhythm. The cushions are made of cold foam, finished in woolen upholstery from Svensson, for a level of comfort that is in a class by itself.

"The construction is a central part of the design,” says Mathias Weber about his new take on the classic daybed, “and the function becomes a central part of the expression." Its name, after Vindeby harbor at Tåsinge, evokes images of that maritime environment, where ferries navigate the strait amid docked ships. You might say that Vindeby’s capacity to transition from sitting to reclining, with detachable backrests that cleverly dock in the ends of the bench, echoes the open bow and stern of the Vindeby harbor ferries!

 

The Vindeby sofa bench / daybed, designed by Mathias Weber, is made of FSC-certified oak with gray wool upholstery and is available at fdbmobler.dk and in FDB Møbler stores across the country.