blending advanced technology, state-of-the-art design and luscious nature, humanscale’s ‘RE:CHARGE café’ by todd bracher provides a sanctuary during milan design week 2017, which promotes complete physical and mental well-being. walls seeded with green, air-purifying plants create a relaxing space that builds upon our inherent connection with the natural world and the health benefits that brings about. furthermore, the array of biological lighting, both dangling from the ceiling or beaming from surfaces, also encourages improved mental well-being as they follow the human circadian rhythm by adjusting luminosity depending on the time of day.


the café on via solferino in the brera design district
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some think that great design is a balance between functionality and beauty, I don’t believe this is the case. all of nature is beautiful, and at the same time all of nature is completely functional. this concept is core to the humanscale brand and the inspiration for the RE:CHARGE café in milan, a space that embodies functionality, simplicity, and well-being, whilst at the same time is still very beautiful‘ bob king, CEO and founder of humanscale.


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located on via solferino in the brera design district, humanscale’s ‘RE:CHARGE café’ highlights the brand’s commitment to design innovation, health and wellness. with todd bracher – their acting creative director and designer – the space incorporates many of his latest designs, including the human body’s recline-mimicking ‘trea’ chair and the glare-free ‘vessel’ light. upon entering, guests are welcomed by a healthy bar that offers specialized ‘green shots’ for rejuvenation of the body and mind. visitors can then relax or work at the long, communal tables or at smaller, circular ones. their surfaces are embedded with advanced charging stations, as well as the biological lighting, that re-energize your electrical devices whilst you get a much needed break from the non-stop action of the milan design week.


guests can buy healthy food and drink for the rejuvenation of the body and mind
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humanscale’s commitment to health and wellness at work is the basis for this concept. I’ve been visiting the salone for nearly 20 years – jetlag, meetings, continuous exploring – puts strain on one’s immune system. we are offering an environment that is designed to re-tune your body’s clock and to provide an opportunity to experience some of the latest technologies and products we at humanscale are exploring.‘ todd bracher, acting creative director of humanscale.


greenery connects guests with nature
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acting as an urban oasis for the week, the ‘RE:CHARGE café’ encourages work, sociability and relaxation in the same space. the in-sync fusion of technology and nature aims to educate and inform visitors to the potential and the benefits of combing work with greenery for better mental and physical well-being, as well as improved productivity.


the tables feature custom charging stations and biological lighting
image © david zanardi

 


users can re-energize their devices whilst re-charging themselves
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the space aims to raise awareness for improve well-being at work
image © david zanardi

 


the urban oasis offers long, communal tables for more sociable working
image © andrew habeck

 


the café features todd bracher’s ‘trea’ chairs
image © andrew habeck

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