Not without my quilt
by Martina Metzner | 11/18/2015
Islands is a system of seating furniture designed by French designer
With Islands Jean-Marie Massaud wants to reformulate public interiors such as waiting areas and lobbies. In order to achieve this Massaud has created a flexible and functional furniture system that easily can be adjusted to different surroundings and contexts.
Islands creates the feeling of small islands or coral reefs and provides space for informal meetings, while shielding the people sitting on an ”island” from those sitting on the adjacent ”islands” with the help of different materials and different heights. This feeling can also be enhanced by plants placed at designated spaces in the furniture.
Different seating levels and different materials give the furniture flexibility and do not lock the user to a certain behavior.
- Islands is not a classical piece of seating furniture; it is more abstract with different parts that together form an entirety. It stands for innovation, says Jean-Marie Massaud.
As a part of Offecct’s successful O2ASIS-initiative Islands reinforces and adds value to the work environment, not least by a conscious use of green elements for an improved air environment.
- Our long successful cooperation with Jean-Marie Massaud takes another step with Islands, says Kurt Tingdal, CEO, Offecct.
- Islands summarizes our focus on offering flexible solutions to architects
and partners in their efforts to create activity based work environments,
Kurt Tingdal concludes.
|Seat finish||with upholstery|
|Height of seat||500 mm|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with back padding|
|Armrest finish||with armrests|