ineke hans: smallroom for OFFECCT
ineke hans: smallroom for OFFECCT ineke hans: smallroom for OFFECCT
mar 22, 2012

ineke hans: smallroom for OFFECCT

‘smallroom’ by ineke hans for OFFECCT




for their 2012 collection, swedish company OFFECCT asked dutch designer ineke hans to develop a sofa along the furniture brand’s O2ASIS collection which aims to bring more plant life into the home. with this in mind, hans has conceived ‘smallroom’, a seating unit which is characterized by a ‘box’ on one side which functions as a planter, or as a working surface with optional power devices. there are three different seating options in total varying in length (1 meter, 1.5 meters, 2 meters) each featuring a high back which wraps around two sides of the sofa, acting somewhat like a privacy wall, creating the impression of a smaller room. the design offers different back and side heights which allow one to configure the furniture pieces into various arrangements for different activities such as private conversation, work and meetings.

1.5 meter version

2 meter version

1 meter version

all three ‘smallroom’ units combined

display of ‘smallroom’ sofas image © designboom

a small box on the side of the seating unit can be used as a planter or work surface image © designboom


initial sketches and configurations

suggested arrangements

  • I Like it!

    Raffles College Sydney says:
  • we need some privacy now and then. i like it. but……….not for office…for AIRPORTS its perfect, i think.

    charles says:
  • some of you might not see the airport conenction to this furniture because you think airports are all hustle and bustle. but there are many times people are waiting hours for connecting flights and this creates some quiet peace. Also, airport VIP rooms would greatly benefit from this. For offices, i dont see it because youre waiting for a meeting and dont need the privacy. You need to be alert and ready.

    charles says:
  • Actually, I could see it being used in an office in a different respect from a waiting room. Many customers or co-workers from other offices visit our facility. We have a touchdown place for them. An area where they can open their laptops and check their emails and make a call. This would be perfect for them. I can see them being clustered in an open area next to or in an open plan.

    faf says:
  • I could see these pieces in a restaurant – privacy in dining! Great!

    peen says:

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