The Five to Nine daybed draws inspiration from 1900s scenic designs that portrayed a place for creative escape – a space as physical as it was mental – the studios of the great artists. Designed by Milan-based Studiopepe, the Five to Nine daybed is the star player in a fictitious artist’s studio, a cosmopolitan, contemporary space, cradle of creative genius. With bolster pillows that run its entire length, the daybed has a bold personality and is super-versatile. Thanks to the array of upholstery options possible, it can fill many needs and fit in different settings – upholstered in leather, for a minimalist Bauhaus effect, or in mohair velvet for maximum comfort and enveloping softness. The wood seat structure has an open-pore painted finish, with turned legs and achieves its fullest expression once the bolster pillows, one by one, have been set in place, along with the armrest and backrest (available in two sizes), and the round side table with surfaces in concrete or metal, in various colors and finishes for a more textured effect.
The daybed is an invitation to relax or wait in comfort. Thanks to its sleek linearity, it can stand alone or be a fitting addition to an arrangement of furniture pieces and accessories, ideal for both domestic use and public spaces. The daybed can also be used at home as a guest bed, thanks to a special linen-upholstered, softly padded mattress that, when placed on the bolster pillows, transforms the seat into a real sleep oasis. By applying the Japanese lifestyle philosophy to the new needs of the contemporary home, the mattress is a removable accessory that allows an increasingly versatile use of home furnishings.
"The simpler things seem, the more complex they must have been to design." Naoto Fukasawa's innovative designs of familiar objects are based on his close observations of how we use things in our everyday lives. His focus on stripped simplicity and good functionality has made him the most influential Japanese designer of our time.
Mosaico is a puzzle that can be used to solve a range of different spatial constraints. The bases are made of ash and are available in five measurements upon which marble or wooden tops can be fitted as well as upholstered seat cushions. The optional backs enable the pieces to be transformed into mini-sofas.
With this new collection Accento has meant to add to the range of products already available, a solution designed specifically for the contract market. It is, in fact, a collection with pieces designed to be combined with each other through a module system. Made in two different dimensions, they can be placed in large spaces, such as airports, and even in very small waiting rooms.
Designed by Carlos Tiscar, LAPSE is a comprehensive modular programme of seats and accessories that transcends the classic seating concept for waiting areas.
The collection offers a wide range of seating modules, side units, connectivity accessories and privacy panels that can be combined to adapt to the needs of the waiting spaces and lounge areas in public buildings, offices and hotels.
In a completely fresh approach to public-area seating, Stefan Schoning's hm213 beam-mounted system introduces a dynamic "horizon" to his seating through the articulation of the height of the backrests. The product range comprises three- and four-seat beams, with or without arms, and an optional table. Beams can also be linked in back-to-back configurations, and can be floor-fixed. These elements combine to provide a versatile seating solution for waiting and rest areas in all retail, healthcare, educational and public sector environments.