Their product does not just look good, it also forms both a critical and a constructive response to the flexible and open office revolution. Its designers, Key Portilla-Kawamura and Ali Ganjavian, state that current popular open plan principles in offices jeopardize individual space and dilute group dynamics. They explain that Giraffe “creates a visual enclosure for those who are sitting behind it but does not interfere in the general openness of a room. It is also a pin board and a hub for wired connections (Ethernet, electrical). The perfect office companion”. Click here for more pictures of this fresh and appealing piece of flexible office furniture.
As part of his ‘Aandeboom’ series, which means something like ‘attached to trees’, the Utrecht-based spatial designer Rogier Martens has come up with a remarkable design for a pop-up bench for urban parks and landscapes. Invited by the Dutch city of Amersfoort to design a temporary bench for a local park, Martens created this Tree Bench….Read more →
We’ve got plenty of stuff in our houses with all kinds of different functions. Why not combine those objects better and have less of them? That is what the Korean industrial designer Seung-Yong Song must have thought when he created a series of multifunctional and pretty furniture. Song used the most simple daily objects such as chairs, lamps, cupboards and laundry racks to created complete new furniture typologies with unique combined uses.Read more →
A brand new and ultimately flexible shopping initiative has opened its doors in Amsterdam. Onedayshop is a fully accommodated shop that changes concept, products and brand every day. The new concept enables its clients (retailers) to occupy an empty but accommodated retail space in a popular shopping street in Amsterdam and disappear after one, two or…Read more →
Thomas Bernstrand’s Stockholm-based design studio came up with this so-called Share Portable Park Chair. The Share Portable is a very simple and smart combination between a public bench and a shopping trolley. The system requires users to insert a coin to release a chair from the chain. The coin is given back when they return the chair….Read more →