david adjaye's one series flexible furniture system for sawaya & moroni
david adjaye's one series flexible furniture system for sawaya & moroni
apr 13, 2015

david adjaye's one series flexible furniture system for sawaya & moroni


david adjaye’s one series flexible furniture system for sawaya & moroni




david adjaye responds to our contemporary way of living, in which the boundaries between work and leisure dissolve into each another.one series’, for italian company sawaya & moroni, is an innovative and multifunctional furniture system that combines a table and desk, sofa and chaise lounge into a self-sufficient island that is well suited for both private and public contexts. making its debut during milan design week 2015, adjaye’s concept is rooted in a basic architectural idea: to create a design element with a complex figure and a multipurpose vocation capable of generating in its users, the idea of a domestic or working space regardless of the place in which it is actually hosted. ‘one series’ stands as a micro architecture of multiple functions, that also encourages new modes of interaction — a ‘complete habitable cell’ speaking to today’s compact living.

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‘one series’ is a ‘machine for living’ combining a table and desk, sofa and lounge chair into a single entity




the various furniture elements of ‘one series’ are divided by an aluminium honeycomb structure, supported by angular legs made from the same material. the work surface and drawers are finished in walnut; while the sofa is upholstered in fabric, and the lounge chair in black leather.


the ‘one series’ celebrates the idea of ​​a solution choral projected outwards; for whose walls, screens and environments of the surroundings become the container for producing new modes of interaction.’ – david adjaye

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the flexible furniture system responds to contemporary compact living

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‘sniper bronze’




accompanying the ‘one series’, is adjaye’s ‘sniper’, in which he explores the ‘architecture of the table’ as a sculptural and monolithic form. cast in polished bronze, the round table (ø 130 cm) projects three inclined legs outwards from its centre outwards from the top surface. ‘sniper’ transforms its functional vocation and everyday usage as a piece of furniture into a sculptural dimension that is only available in a limited edition.


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profile of the ‘sniper bronze’ table’s three legs that project outwards from the horizontal surface


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the table is produced in cast polished bronze

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‘sniper steel’




the architect provides a few variations of ‘sniper’, including: the ‘sniper steel’ table, a square table with a four pointed support and curved set-back edges that comes in a high and low version. the horizontal surface’s plastic form and its treatment in a dark slate-based graphite varnish, emphasizes its monolithic, sculptural and architectural appearance as a table; and has been envisioned to bring a landmark presence to the domestic scene. 

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‘sniper steel’ has a four pointed leg support system

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view of the table’s pointed formation


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variation on the ‘sniper’ table


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  • Are you sure that this is really ‘cast polished bronze’? It looks much more like copper…

    Temenouzhka says:

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