Workspace Furnishings: Back In The Saddle, pt. 2

The cancellations of trade shows from this year’s calendar of design events has not stopped companies from unveiling new office product to the industry.

dB Pillar Collection | Unika Vaev

Designer Thomas Bernstrand has devised an interesting new addition to the contract acoustical textile segment. These pillars employ unique features that substantially reduce the level of low frequency noise, while also giving a nod to waste reduction, as each pillar is filled with textile scraps from Abstracta’s factory. The collection includes stools and tables with power outlets for phones and laptops and in various heights, fabrics and colours.

hiSpace Quick Connect Tables | Teknion

Suitable for the agile worker, who requires multiple modes of posture to focus on a variety of tasks, these height-adjustable tables provide seamless flexibility through the re-engineering of integrated features, including a “Connection Kit” top frame, Slide & Lock leg columns, and Power Pak.

Sly Occasional Tables | Studio TK

The inspiration for the very first collection created in-house at Studio TK was the lucky coin that the designer remembers his grandfather always flipping, and that he now owns. Sly’s illusory edge detailing tricks the eye and creates a sense of nonconformity to the traditional norms. Although the table surface appears to be angled, it is in fact perfectly level.

Adell | Arper

Lievore + Altherr Désile Park designed this lounge chair with sustainability front of mind: the shell is made of 80 per cent recycled polypropylene; can be further disassembled and upcycled; the seating is constructed without glue; and no harmful VOCs in its finishes.

Palomar | Foscarini

Ludovica and Roberto Palomba’s interconnecting design brings to mind a chic telescope: the upper metal ferrule acts as a traditional illuminator projecting intense upwards lighting, while the two translucent compartments at the bottom bring diffused ambiance lighting downwards to seating level.

Patkau Collection | Nienkämper

The creation of Vancouver-based Patkau Architects, this collection includes a Bench, ideal for galleries and public spaces; Twist Chair, made of two layers of Birch plywood “twisted” to form complex curves; and drawing on their award-winning ice warming huts, the Cocoon (shown), an unusual office feature that will have an interesting time finding a place in what will undoubtedly be a time of change for office interiors.