The April sofa system by Sir Kenneth Grange and Jack Smith epitomise elegance of form and function. The system is comprised of a host of components which enable a myriad of flexible and fluid configurations from sinuous curves to simple straights whilst retaining an incomparably elegant aesthetic. The ergonomics of the April system encourage excellent posture with no compromise on comfort. Its light silhouette, of refined and supple grace, unexpected femininity and exquisite attention to detail set it apart from traditional modular systems. Equally at home in a formal, structured setting or a more relaxed, inclusive and intimate environment, the April system’s enormous flexibility allows for huge scope of application, dividing vast areas, creatively flowing around obstacles or imaginatively separating space.
Sir Kenneth Grange is Britain’s leading product designer, his prolific career spans over 50 years and he is responsible for designing some of the most iconic and familiar products and appliances that shape our daily lives. Kodak cameras, the silhouette for the Intercity 125 train, Kenwood food mixers, Parker pens, and the re-design of the London black cab are just some of his well-known designs. In 1972 Grange, together with Alan Fletcher, Theo Crosby, Colin Forbes and Mervyn Kurlansky established Pentagram, a world renowned multi-disciplinary design consultancy. More recently, in the 1990s, Grange has produced distinctive designs that have become part of our landscape, from the Adshel bus shelter in 1993 to the Rural Post box for Royal Mail in 1998. Grange Smith is a new collaboration of experience and youth. Sir Kenneth Grange is well known as a designer of many familiar products and Jack Smith who graduated from the prestigious Design Products course at the Royal College of Art in 2011.