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Fantoni: Hub, a shelter for a boundless office.

Today our way of working has changed. We are faster, more efficient, more flexible and nomadic. Hub designed by Matteo Ragni for Fantoni, is an office system created for this contemporary world, a ready to change landscape, simple to understand and use. It will be launched Orgatec 2014 ( Hall 10/2 – L2).

Hub sets you free to personalize your workspace the way you want it; it is the ultimate modular system, with its perfect geometrical structure, developed so that the frame can accommodate either independent workstations or multiple compositions. Hub is sculptural and contemporary: it opts for natural finishes for the top, with dove grey, stone grey and the radical solution of the ISB top in large-particle chipboard, contrasted with fabrics in audaciously bold colours: yellow, blue and orange.

Matteo Ragni explains: ”The Hub project arose from a real need to recreate a physical and mental space within a workplace inhabited by different people.  A kind of wall-less box to facilitate the osmotic dimension of relating with spaces and people. A relationship-oriented workstation that can be personalized and rearranged to meet individual needs, the direct descendant of the “Abitacolo” combi-bed that Bruno Munari first dreamt up to combine the different activities in the day of an adolescent, and to map out the time for each one: rest/play/study/relationships”.
From the use of a simple, large, square table, the idea arose to create a “four-poster” table, a mini-loft in which to work, rest, and feed on ideas, relations and good food, in a word, to live a space. And so this small, cubic world measuring just 160 cm becomes an ideal venue for our relationships and all that they require, a kind of portal enabling us to collaborate with colleagues near and far.”

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