Inspired by traditional Japanese costumes, the kimono chair follows the line of research faceted shapes combined with the transparency game made with polycarbonate.
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The tabletop has been crafted from bamboo plywood, chosen because bamboo is considered more sustainable than other timbers and grasses. The brand does plan to release more tabletops in solid woods and stones later this year. Each of the legs is designed with a triangular attachment point, which means that they can support the structure in any formation once the tabletop is in place.
The design expands on the form language of the Maissi bench, using simple cylindrical forms to create seating objects that are surprisingly light and comfortable. Referencing East Asian and Nordic typologies, the minimalistic form is made both strong and comfortable by the angle created between the upper rail, which sits atop the legs, and the lower rail, which rests just in front.
This table design is about lightness, imaging a floating wooden board. A thin slit in the middle of the table is meant to be use for office devices’ electric wires. Wood grain is enhanced by the large surfaces: 6 sizes are available from 1400 mm to 2400mm. Shapes and colors are conceived to match with the collection’s chairs and stools.
Alegre Design has created a chair for Actiu which is inspired by the versatility and personalisation of young people in the world of work, seeking design, comfort and ergonomics, but with a distinctive character and appearance. A chair created for their way of working: flexible, mobile and very creative.
The VITRA “Stool tool” by Konstantin Grcic, is a multi-functional furniture solution for the workplace, uniting a chair and a table in a single object. Adaptable for use as both a striking solo piece or in multiple groupings, the monolithic furniture features step-like platforms to accommodate different seating heights and a wide range of uses.
The project of the Milan-based architecture studio consists of two big side walls with a series of settings, spaces and situations strictly connected to the working environment: from the meeting room to the break-out area, from the conference room to the company restaurant without forgetting the waiting areas.
The collection – finished by her practice, Zaha Hadid Architects – references mid-century furniture through its use of wood rather than Hadid’s typical material of choice, clear acrylic. Walnut, chosen for its colour, is curved into Hadid’s famous fluid and sinuous lines. The designer aimed to create sturdy pieces that appear lightweight.