Polder Compact Sofa by Vitra

Golden Yellow Polder
Green Polder
Night Blue Polder
Pastel 'Special Edition' Polder
Red Polder

Technical Information

Length: 225 cm, Depth: 97 cm, Height 82 cm, Seat Height: 35 cm.


Structural wooden frame
Seat Cushions: Polyurethane foam with interactive pocket spring core, chamber cushions (filled with foam cubes and feathers) and polyester fleece.
Back Cushions: Polyurethane foam with polyester fleece and chamber cushions (filled with foam cubes and feathers).
Armrest Cushion: Detached bolster, freely positionable, sand-weighted, polyurethane foam filling.
Cover: Coordinated combinations of various colours and fabric types (the cover is removable).
The buttons of the Polder Compact Sofa are designed in a collage of coloured plastic, aluminium and leather. They not only provide an attractive contrast to the soft woven fabrics, but also facilitate removal of the upholstery covers for cleaning - thanks to a simple fastening device.


Hella Jongerius



Designed by Hella Jongerius for Vitra in a range of fabrics and carefully coordinated hues and weaves, the Polder Compact Sofa adds an eye-catching note to any interior. It is available in shades of green, red, night blue, golden yellow or Hella's personal favourite - a 'Designers' Choice Special Edition' version in the colour Pastel. The compact dimensions of this sofa make it especially well suited for smaller apartments.

In the home country of Dutch designer Hella Jongerius, the word 'polder' refers to low-lying flatlands, typically subdivided into fields serving various agricultural purposes, that have been reclaimed from the sea by means of dykes and drainage canals. With its flat surface, low-slung body and horizontal emphasis, the Polder Compact Sofa evokes the characteristic features of the polder landscape. The large seat cushions of the sofa form an extremely comfortable, asymmetrical seating surface that is flanked on both sides by the upholstered body. 

The Polder Compact Sofa features a body with two armrests in different heights, which demarcate the smaller dimensions of the sofa. The higher armrest also makes it possible to sit comfortably in a sideways position – either for reading or watching television.

With its distinctively asymmetrical structure, the Polder Compact Sofa can be optionally configured with the higher armrest on the left or right side, making it adaptable to different spatial settings.

Pair with the larger Polder Sofa or the Polder Ottoman for a colourful sofa arrangement. The Polder Ottoman is a flexible element that can be optionally used to allow you to stretch out and relax. When positioned in front of the sofa, it forms a chaise-lounge.


Polder sofa fabric workshop from JongeriusLab on Vimeo.


Stock Items

Stock items are typically our popular small to medium sized items held in our warehouse for a quick dispatch. Customers based in the United Kingdom will receive their items approximately 1-2 working days from when the order is placed, depending on the service you choose. For UK orders under £50 a delivery charge will be applied, orders over this amount are sent free of charge. Items that fit within DPD’s maximum parcel dimensions will be sent on a Next Day service. Our customer order information is sent to our warehouse at exactly 12:00 Midday, if you need an item the next day, please ensure the order is placed before this time. Please email us if you need any more information or read our full delivery details here.

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