Living in the office
Combining living and work in functional and comfort zones? That calls for flexibility, for zones that can be temporarily and individually adapted to the space and the tasks at hand. As part of the experimental collaborative “Cor Lab” project, no less than four design teams have explored the future of the workspace. In the contract furniture section of the showroom run by seating manufacturer Cor in Rheda-Wiedenbrück the wraps came off the results on September 18.
Independent of one another, the designers developed furniture for the seemingly homey zones within the office – these can now be playfully combined and fit both worlds: the “Aust & Amelung” duo created “Bond” on the basis of filigree tubular steel structures as a small collection, no less – from a castor-based serving trolley to a side table. Relvao Kellermann’s room divider system called “Chart” means you can create functional zones – as a wall screen with coat hangers or as a single workstation, and the surfaces can have the colors you yourself want.
The “Drop” stool and pouf as well as the “Floater” sofa masterminded by Studio Pauline Deltour are decidedly multifunctional: Using containers, small work tops, power sockets and drawers, the furniture units can be created as modules, meaning your get seating, practical storage units and flexible work tops. “Drop” can even been stacked or equipped with castors. And in the guise of “Level” and “Bridge” Uwe Fischer has provided a height-adjustable table and a backrest-free upholstered bench – functional furniture that can be smoothly integrated into any working environment.
Following the current presentation, the designs will go on display at the coming imm cologne 2018.