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, SO–IL 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.
Knoll Furniture Company
Design Miami, Basel, Switzerland
Work Furniture System
Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Ilias Papageorgiou, Kevin Lamyuktseung, Lucie Rebeyrol, and Andre Herrero