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New concepts for in-between, waiting and meeting areas.

If your idea of office furniture is a desk and a chair, the new Materia (a Kinnarps Group brand) products presented at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015 will broaden your horizons. Amazing, lively and dynamic like the designers, who have created them, these pieces of furniture put the most innovatory concepts of smart working into concrete shapes to be used and altered, to work, meet and have fun.

The analysis underlying these products is focused on the different ways of working and sitting down.
The new Ways Of Working needs inspired Avant, hybrid piece of furniture designed by Fredrik Mattson to create flexible table in workplaces and university; it is a bench/table to work, seat and hold meetings, with the option of using the table either as a backrest or a worktop.
Flexibility is the Couture’s core, a furniture series designed by Marie Oscarsson featuring textile details such as quilting and fabric covered buttons. It is a modern interpretation of 50s and 60s craftsmanship. It is built on a decorative base that creates an exciting in-between space and provides practical ’unloading’ surfaces. The range includes sofas, tables and room dividers.
According to Anders Johnsson the ergonomic office chair is Boullée, a piece of furniture inspired by Pilates Ball that provides a dynamic seating experience. ”My passion lies in creating objects which have an effect on people, push the boundaries and question the status quo. I want to give people opportunities to meet and interact in new and exciting ways,” the designer explains.
Another surprise is Hal, an adjustable meeting table round or rectangular, designed by Carl Öjerstam. The design is suitable for spontaneous meetings, its smart solution making it possible to possess an eloquent design without sacrificing the table’s stability.
The other characters of the innovative workplace presented by Materia are Cap-Small stool, Blanket Sofa, Neo Lite chair, coffee and bar tables Amore, Lotus waste basket and One o’ clock wall clock: great ideas for small objects, too.
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1, Avant, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Fredrik Mattson.

It is what you yourself make of it, and is shaped like a bench and table in one. The sharp design gives you several seating possibilities, with the option of using the table either as a backrest or a worktop.
2, Boullée, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Anders Johnsson.
The unique look of this piece of furniture was inspired by pilates balls and upholstered furniture. It provides a dynamic seating experience, during which you can move about and balance on the seat using the weight of your body.
3,4, Hal, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Carl Öjerstam.
It may not look like an adjustable table, but it is one of the very best. The design is suitable for spontaneous meetings, its smart solution making it possible to possess an eloquent design without sacrificing the table’s stability.


5,6,7,8, Couture, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Marie Oscarsson.
A flexible furniture series, featuring textile details; it is a modern interpretation of 50s and 60s craftsmanship. It is built on a decorative base that creates an exciting in-between space and provides practical ’unloading’ surfaces. The range includes sofas, tables and room dividers.


9, 10, Amore, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Thomas Eriksson.
Through a unique design, in which the two tables support each other, it is able to withstand heavy loads without losing its stability.
11, Lotus, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Natalie Adenling.
A waste paper basket with a sculptural organic shape inspired by Lotus flower. A thin, die-cast aluminium lid meets the walls of the container, sweeping around the lid’s contours.
12, One o’clock, Materia (Kinnarps Group), design by Anders Berg, Steinar Hindenes and Petter Knudsen.
A tridimensional wall clock made from injection-moulded polypropylene, an homage to clean and simple design idioms.MATERIAcouture-desk-kinnarps-wow-webmagazine

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