Legendary and new challenging design in Milan
The digital revolution characterizes much of Offecct's new collection at Salone del Mobile Milano 2018. The furniture shown here also challenges the boundaries between art and interior solutions, and includes products that explore the concept of creative upcycling and revived legendary design.
Offecct collaborates with leading designers and architects to create furniture that reflects today’s and tomorrow’s demands and needs, especially in work places and places for social meetings.
Offecct´s original collection for 2018 is gathered under the name Furniture with a mission.
“The digital revolution has changed people's everyday lives, for example in the way that we can now work in several places and at all times of the day. It’s a change that also put demands on interior solutions and is reflected in our range,” says Offecct's CEO Kurt Tingdal.
In Milan, Offecct shows Japanese designer Jin Kuramoto's super-light, bio-based chair Jin, Swedish designer duo Front’s meeting island Dune, and new designs by Thomas Sandell, Claesson Koivisto Rune, Luca Nichetto and Mattias Stenberg. New in Offecct's design team are Lucy Kurrein (UK), Maximilian Schmahl (DE) and designer duo Daniel Debiasi & Federico Sandri (IT). There will also be upgrades from Khodi Feiz.
Experimental and challenging design
Milan will be the world premiere for two projects from Offecct Lab – the iconic swivel/easy chair Babled and the sound-absorbing room divider Soundsticks, developed in collaboration with, respectively, Emmanuel Babled and Andrea Ruggiero.
Babled challenges the boundaries between art and interior solutions, while Soundsticks explores how far you can go with creative upcycling, following Offecct's Lifecircle philosophy.
“Offecct Lab is a dynamic forum where we invite different partners to experiment and test new solutions, materials and ideas. Sometimes the products become part of our standard range, and sometimes they remain important stages of knowledge and development,” says Offecct's Design Manager Anders Englund.
Cultural initiative on legendary design
In 2018, Offecct also looks back and revives architecture and design from history. In the new culture initiative Edition, design and furniture created during the 20th century are highlighted.
This year's Edition pieces are the first of several planned and contain limited edition designs by Frank Lloyd Wright and Sven Markelius, adapted to modern demands and developed for the future.
“This is a way for us to highlight amazing designers, connect to a tradition that our own design builds on and create new exciting products for our time,” says Kurt Tingdal.
Offecct USB; a limited, unique design by Alfredo HäberliOffecct has since 2010 developed a new USB stick loaded with the year’s news, images and press releases. Each model is individually designed by some of our renowned designers. The 2018 stick is designed by Alfredo Häberli, who has worked with Offecct since 1998. This USB is unique and will most likely be the last in the collection.
Experience Offecct at Salone Del Mobile 2018, Offecct Pavilion 20, stand E19-F18.
Offecct AB is a entrepreneur- led company with its headquarters and production in Tibro, Sweden. The company was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal (CEO) and Anders Englund (Design Manager). They are both still actively involved in the company. The group has 75 employees and sales of SEK 180 million. The business is run in own premises which have a total area of around 20 000 m 2. The company has showrooms in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Tibro (SE), Oslo (NO), Copenhagen (DK), London (UK), Rotterdam (NL) and Milan (IT). Offecct is since 2017 a part of the Flokk Group - the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe. Read more on flokk.com
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