More than aptly named, Lounge Around is a handsome multifunctional daybed that's the perfect place to lie back, relax and recharge. Soren Ravn Christensen delivers a clean-lined frame in solid oak and laminated veneer with brass-plated steel accents, topped with a full-length upholstered cushion. Scaled for compact living, the daybed also beckons for an afternoon nap or even as sleeping quarters when guests come to stay. Lounge Around also features add-on creature comforts including an optional light stand, magazine rack, small table and a side pillow.
17" h x 92" w x 30" d (43.2x233.7x76.2cm)
Laminated veneer, polyester, solid oak, steel
Made in Denmark
Not many people would give a successful brand a name-changing reboot but that’s exactly what Søren Ravyn Christian did with Umage, which aptly translates from the Danish as making an extra effort. Formerly lighting label Vita Copenhagen, the relaunched company also branched into furniture, boldly debuting 15 pieces in a single swoop. For Søren, it’s all about problem solving: “Our design ethos is to look at a design and think how can we make this functional?... How can we make the annoying and unattractive, functional and attractive?”
The answer is range of thoughtful offerings, from the feathered Eos pendant light to the sculptural Reader chair and multipurpose Lounge Around seating. All Umage products are flat-packed in stylish boxes, to simplfy global logistics, make the products more accessible and minimize the carbon footprint. “It means putting in the extra effort with all our designs and the whole journey and process of that piece,” Soren says. “It means being clever with packaging so we are not shipping something across the oceans that is 90% air.”