2016 – Ivo van den Berg
The Swoon is a perky couch designed by Ivo van den Berg.
Because of the light form and pointy corners of the cushions the Swoon looks like a head pillow. This is exactly what inspired Ivo, a comfortable pillow for your whole body. The contrast between the sturdy wooden legs and the fluffy cushions, makes the Swoon an inviting couch to snuggle into.
Together with his father, Gerard van den Berg, Ivo developed the Swoon furthermore. In the backyard of Gerard, father and son made the sketches and Gerard taught Ivo the best way to do this. Having a good idea is a begin, but developing it to a finished product is something else. This requires knowledge and insight, and who can be a better teacher to Ivo than his own father!