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.

Future Work, Design Miami, Basel, Switzerland, 2016

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Future Work — Installation view

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Future Work — Installation view

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Future Work — Installation view

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Future Work — Installation view

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Future Work — 1:1 pouf mockup

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Future Work — Furniture model

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Future Work — Furniture render

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Future Work — Furniture render

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Future Work — Furniture render