Facebook Buys “Sofa”

Facebook has just bought a sofa? Why do I need to tell you this?

Sofa that Facebook has just bought is not a furniture but it is an Amsterdam-based software design firm.

The company was founded in 2006. It is known for its Mac applications and designs for high-profile clients such as Mozilla, Nike, Tom Tom, 280 North, etc.

According to Facebook’s Director of Design Kate Aronowitz, they are blown away by the Sofa team’s work, from their Mac and web software to the interfaces and brand identities they created for clients. The more they got to know Sofa, the more  they realized that Sofa’s passion for working in small teams and iterating to find solutions to hard problems matched their own culture.

Although Sofa is acquired by Facebook, two of their key products, Kaleidoscope and Versions are not part of the acquisition.

The Sofa team will be moving to Facebook’s headquarter, Palo Alto  from Amsterdam in the next few weeks.



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