During the semester of Spring 2013, we had to design an office space for a company of our choice (I will write a full article about the program once the semester is over). The last step was the furniture: we could either invent our own, modify an already existing one or use it as it is. One of my working ares consists of a informal environment, where informal meetings take place. I wanted to reflect that with the furniture. I decided that instead of seating the employees around a boring table, I would offer each one of them a confortable seat with a table attached to it. I did some research to look up existing projects, and I stumbled upon the beautiful work of Swedish designers Claesson Koivisto Rune. They presented their project at Maison & Objet in Paris, 2012. Called Isola, the design for Italian brand Tacchini features a wide asymmetrical shell so users can shuffle about and get comfortable in public places like hotel lobbys.
This is what the designers had to say: