Bonan is a sleepy fishing village on the Swedish coast, a couple of hours' drive north of Stockholm. It's just a few boats and a lighthouse, really. On an amazing nearby seaside lot, two of Skargaarden's founders build what looks like a modern incarceration of a mid-century Case Study House.
Then they needed a sofa: one that would capture the spirit of the house, the village and the Baltic coast; as well as art, love and preferably life in general. Oh, and you should be able to leave it by the pool all year, without worrying about it or maintaining it.
Actually, the last point is something we've heard more than once from hotel and restaurant owners in warmer parts of the world as well. So why not make a sofa for Bonan that could be used anywhere? But in the end, we weren't happy just making a sofa. We created a modular sofa system that can be assembled in many different combinations.