Hästens of Sweden, a heritage company making high-end beds, invited Satyendra Pakhalé to invent a new typology of object using Hästens’ natural materials and manufacturing process. After carefully studying them, Pakhalé designed a utilitarian sofa that makes use of the company’s patented twin-spring technology. This sofa has an upright and compact posture. It is not for lounging, but for conversation – hence its name. Conversation Sofa uses carefully sourced, all-natural materials including horsehair, cotton, wool, flax, pine, steel, and down for comfort and durability.