The new informal
by Fabian Peters | 11/1/2018
Will we still work at desks in future? That was one of the many questions asked at Orgatec 2018 in Cologne. We review the trade fair.
For Wilkhahn, designers Markus Jehs and Jürgen Laub have come up with a chair and table range which is perfectly coordinated with one another. It’s called Occo. Occo combines enormous versatility and a vast choice of design options with a clear and immediately identifiable design language. The special shape of the recesses in the back and sides allows chairs to be stacked (when a chromeplated, four-leg metal frame is chosen) and superb seated comfort is also delivered at the same time. The seat itself is very rigid, but the back is exceptionally flexible due to its shape and the different thicknesses of the material.
The characteristic shape of the seat and backrest shell mirrors the letters that Occo owes its name to. Viewed from the front, the chair looks like an O and from the side it resembles a C. Four frame types (four-leg chair in metal and solid wood, four-star base on glides and five-star base on castors), three types of cushioning and six shell colours (black, white, grey, blue-grey, grey-beige, orange-red) produce a total of 72 variants that respond to virtually all functional and design requirements.
A table range also complements the chairs. The tubular steel table frame optionally comes with swivel castors and echoes the contours of the star base. The table shapes reflect the mix of an organic form with clear geometries. There’s a choice of square, rectangular, round and oval formats depending on usage, the number of places required and the size and characteristics of the room. The table tops are available with bonded plywood surfaces, MDF panels with real wood veneers, through-dyed HPL (High Pressure Laminate) or solid oak panels.
Therefore, Occo is ideal for furnishing any spaces destined to encourage people to interact with one another – from conference rooms to open-plan meeting areas to canteens as venues for working, eating or partying. The range is therefore ideal for interior designers and architects who want to convey attractive, customised design concepts and appeal with plenty of variety, but in a consistent and clear design language at the same time.
|Seat finish||without upholstery|
|Base finish||with legs|
|Backrest finish||with backrest|
without back padding
|Armrest finish||with armrests|
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