At this year´s Milan Design week the Finnish manufacturer Martela presented a new lobby furniture designed by the Swedish Studio o4i.
Diagonal is an innovative combination of sofa and space divider for public indoor spaces that is intended for large groups and private conversations.
It consists of two basic elements: a padded seat and a screen that can be placed as desired. What sets Diagonal apart is its ‘worktop’, which is set slightly above the level of the rest of the sofa and which is intended for laptops or notebooks.
Diagonal was designed to meet the needs of changing working environments, which demand more flexible furniture. Laptops, wireless networks and mobile phones have liberated us from our desks, and our days typically consist of brief informal meetings and short appointments. Diagonal provides a comfortable and peaceful environment for these very purposes.