Future office furniture explored by Beckmans' students at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Feb. 7, 2017
The final-year students in Product Design have explored the future of office furniture in collaboration with the furniture company Edsbyn. View six furniture ideas in Greenhouse VH03:42 at Stockholm Furniture Fair, February 7-11.
Six ideas for the future of office furniture
The dangers of a sedentary lifestyle is well known as well as the fact that concentration problems in the workplace leads to reduced efficiency, performance and comfort. In this year's projects, the final-year students in Product Design have explored the problems and opportunities created in workplaces with open floor plans and offices with the popular activity-based approach.
The result is six ideas for the future of office furniture – furniture that would put an end to the endless sitting, the furniture as a communication tool, the furniture that creates privacy and serve as a refuge, the furniture as a living space for spontaneous meetings and active work, to a construction kit based office concept and a flexible storage system as the antithesis of today's often static storage.
–By collaborating with Edsbyn, we want to create a dynamic exchange between industry and students. To be working in a real projects and communicate it to a public audience provides a unique insight into the profession as a designer, says Morgan Rudberg, Architect MFA and Senior Lecturer at Beckmans.
Visit us in the Greenhouse at Stockholm Furniture Fair February 7-11
The exhibition is officially opened on February 7th at 15.00. Welcome!
Press viewing on February 7th between 10 AM – 12 AM.
Students: Anne Harvala, Charlotte Lorensson, Elin Lindström, Ella Westlund, Emma Stridh, Hanna Wik, Isabelle Tapper, Jim Claesson Zsuppan, Jonatan Nilsson, Liga Bulmiste, Maria Chifflet, Robert Wettebrant.
Course coordinator: Morgan Rudberg, Architect MFA and Senior Lecturer at Beckmans College of Design.