Elle Decoration, Sweden, says this about the justification to give the award Young Designer of the Year to Emma Olbers: “This year’s Young Designer of the Year is hardly a newcomer to the design world.

Elle Interior appoints the sofa Rejoin as Emma Olbers designed for Ire Möbel to this year’s furniture of the year. ”Stylish, comfortable, flexible and environmentally friendly - this sofa is all that we ask of this year’s furniture in 2013”, tells Elle.

When I drew the sectional sofa Rejoin environmental thinking was a driving factor. I wanted to create a sofa with a homely and embracing feeling and then I thought of my favourite cardigan, the one I inherited from my grandpa, lovely in wool with patches of leather.