‘Box Sofa’ by Kevin Lahtinen and Ivar Gestranius for Loook Industries
In the grand, teleological narrative of design, things are developed to make our lives increasingly better. New forms, materials and technological innovations are introduced, self-justifying, attended by a clarity of function and value. But what happens when a new design typology comes into being for which there isn’t even a consensus on how to describe it? We give you the ‘In-Betweeners’ – a new series of office-furniture systems that are neither fish nor fowl. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)
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Social workplace Combiwerk by i29 interior architects; photo by i29 interior architects
Dutch interior architectural practice i29 have recently completed interiors of this bold, brightly-coloured workspace for Combiwerk Delft. Comprising of a 4000-square-meters office spaces, a restaurant and a ‘career square’, the generously-sized metal-clad building itself was designed by the Amsterdam-based VMX Architects. (more…)
‘Jack in the Box’ is the newest work by the German design duo 45 Kilo, founded by Bauhaus Universität graduates Daniel Klapsing and Philipp Camille Schöpfer. Inspired by typical power outlets hanging above working benches ‘Jack in the Box’ provides a flexible and well-sorted use of a multi-plug connector. It is made of bent steel, teak, cables and sockets.
45 Kilo will exhibit at this year’s DMY festival in Berlin within the Youngster exhibition.
Elegant base: 'Jack in the Box' by 45 kilo
Here is what the designers explain:
“Desktop working spaces include a lot of technology that is usually powered by cables. We wanted to create something around this because we like to work so much.
Taking a closer look at this may result in a passive or an active design. Either you don’t care about how it looks and you stay flexible to any changes because it’s chaotic anyway. Or you may get pedantic and put everything in channels to hide it all, but then you would not dare to change your configuration or to put your charger in a socket. Jack in the box is something in-between, it allows you to create a flexible, chaotic yet structured working area. As accessory there are these bulbs that you may plug.”
'Jack in the Box' by 45 kilo
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