How do we sit down while we’re travelling? Do we wait or do we work? Do we meet other people and communicate? Do we take a time-out and relax ? How private do we want to be in public spaces?
plot from Berlin-based designer duo osko+deichmann provides a contemporary response to these questions. Building on a square base module with variable seating surfaces at three levels, plot fully reinterprets the roles of arm-rests and back-rests.
Every person uses furniture in their own unique way. While sitting down, people change their posture and furniture serves a different purpose for each of us – for some it offers a spot to rest or communicate while for others it provides a temporary office space or an oasis of tranquillity. With its multilevel seating, plot allows different seating positions and encourages informal communication. plot, the modular loungescape invites people to return and interpret seating in a new way.
Three cushioned surfaces can be used in various ways – as a backrest, table, couch, chair or tablet where items can be placed. The tops distinguish themselves in colour and material from the sides. With numerous combinations of colours and modules, plot can be adapted to many different types of rooms.
It offers optional tablets for use in areas where people carry bags and other items. Larger seating landscapes with different communication areas can be created using add-ons.
Various seating surfaces can be combined on the square base modules and even the modules themselves can be intermingled to accommodate different sitting postures and other usages.