Future Work, Design Miami, Basel, Switzerland, 2016

Work has changed. It has become a fluid activity, liberated from place. Modes of work are more complex, casual and spontaneous. With that, our tools demand review. Monofunctional furniture has become obsolete. Desk ≠ desk, chair ≠ chair. Our places of work require hybridity and their furniture must accept misuse and reinterpretation.

For Knoll Furniture Company, SOIL has produced three furniture pieces; simultaneously seating, surfaces, and objects made to respond to the increasingly fluid nature of creative production in the workspace. The pieces act as an assemblage; they absorb new organizations and allow for accidental interaction. This assembly of furniture is not a defined set for production, but instead, a provocation for a world where leisure and labor co-mingle.

The collection made its debut at the 2016 Design Miami Design Curio program in Basel, Switzerland.

Client
Knoll Furniture Company

Location
Design Miami, Basel, Switzerland

Program
Work Furniture System

Status
Ongoing

Team
Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Ilias Papageorgiou, Kevin Lamyuktseung, Andre Herrero

Future Work, installation view
Future Work, installation view
Future Work, installation view
Future Work, installation view
Future Work, 1:1 pouf mockup
Future Work, furniture model
Future Work, furniture render
Future Work, furniture render
Future Work, furniture render