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Sources: Furniture

Oct. 29, 2015

Seven functional forms

1. Adding whimsy to the waiting room, h220430’s delightful Balloon Bench gives the illusion it’s supported by bunches of helium balloons on either end, a ’la Pixar’s Up. Suspended by ceiling anchors cleverly hidden under the polyethylene balloons, the bench gives the user the daydreaming feeling of floating in midair.

2. As the workplace becomes more active, so has Via Seating with its OYO chair. The saddle-style seating and rocking motion encourages the user to move in three dimensions by swaying and bouncing, while refusing to compromise on sophisticated design.

3. Composed of curved veneered natural oak panels, KLIP by Viccarbe updates the concept of the Jacobsen plywood chair. The design blends a simple silhouette with function by incorporating a subtle slit in the back that acts as a handle for easy moving, and a hook to keep bags off the floor. Available in a variety of bases and finishes.

4. The Qui Ottoman by Teknion aims to provide versatility to the user through ease of adaptation and reconfiguration in an ever-changing workplace. Available in three diameters, the smallest has optional casters and the largest has optional USB-power ports.

5. Taking inspiration from the Andes Mountain Range, Chilean designer Ignacia Murtagh created the Los Andes Collection for Bernhardt Designs. The sleek design and angled lip of each table is an homage to the way in which the Andes Mountains “are strong and imposing, but at the same time, elegant and slender,” said Murtagh.

6. Alwa I by Sebastian Herkner for Avenue Road blends the simplicity of geometry and bold monochrome hues into dynamic, head-turning tables. Each table features a 2” cast glass table top and metal frame, which is meant to evoke the image of water, right down to the air bubbles in the glass that give each table its own character. Available in 14 color combinations.

7. For the Austin Table Desk by Maxine Snider, stunning beauty can be found in elegant minimization. Featuring a finely crafted walnut and hand-wrapped leather tabletop and a dazzling metal base, the Austin Table Desk makes a quiet yet refined statement.

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