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SMALLROOM – a sofa for plants, activities and spatialityOffecct’s earlier collaboration with Dutch designer Ineke Hans resulted in the very successful acoustic panel SOUNDWAVE Geo, which was awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.
For 2012 Offecct asked Ineke Hans to design a sofa along the lines of last year’s successful O2ASIS initiative. O2ASIS is a collection of design products which together with flowers and plants increase and add value to interiors.
The result is SMALLROOM, a sofa that can be used together in different modules or standing alone.
The design of SMALLROOM is characterized by a ”box” on the side which can be used for placing plants or as a working surface with optional power devices.
– The series SMALLROOM contains only a few elements, but provides for many different possibilities and variations, says Ineke Hans.
The back of the sofa can be compared to a high wall functioning as a sort of protection when one is seated, and creates the impression of a smaller room. However, the height of the back is not compromising with the volume of the surrounding room.
– The cooperation with Ineke Hans has been very rewarding and after the success with SOUNDWAVE Geo we are happy that SMALLROOM fits so well into our O2ASIS concept, says Kurt Tingdal, CEO, Offecct.
SMALLROOM is offered with different back and side heights, which provide the architect a possibility to create environments that evoke interest, through the help of different dimensions. In contemporary office environments one often talk about active areas; where different kinds of work, conversations and meetings can take place. SMALLROOM is developed in accordance with this and invites individually or group activities at work.
ABOUT INEKE HANS
Ineke Hans has a degree from Royal College of Art in London and founded the design agency INEKEHANS/ARNHEM the Netherlands in the end of the 1990s. Ineke Hans works with a great number of different projects like furniture, product design and jewelry.
While new technology and new materials are important in Ineke Hans’s design, there is often a stroke of poetry in her designs. Ineke Hans has received a great number of awards, among others the Red Dot Awards and Design Plus Awards.
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