for london design festival 2018, the office group (TOG) launches its first co-designed piece of furniture, the co chair. the idea for the design started after els van hoorebeeck, head of interior design at TOG, identified a void in design-led seating options for multifunctional office spaces. as such, they reached out to MENU and norm architects to collaboratively create the chair.

MENU and norm architects co-create co chair for the office group
all images © jonas bjerre poulsen

 

 

overall, the co chair combines a lightweight, sleek aesthetic with comfort and stackable functionality. it embodies a minimalist design language on its rounded forms and warm veneer features. the wide veneer back – available in natural, dark stained, and black oak – offers proportions that ensure maximum comfort for users to sit in different variations, whilst veneer arm-rests provide additional comfort. furthermore, the lightly padded upholstered seat contrasts with the robust, powder-coated, defining steel frame.

MENU and norm architects co-create co chair for the office group

 

 

from conference and boardroom set-ups to co-working lounges, the co chair was designed by MENU and norm architects to suit TOG’s existing and future office spaces. the company has been fitting and designing interiors for 15 years, with the co-designed furniture revealed in their stanley building at london king’s cross development.

MENU and norm architects co-create co chair for the office group

 

MENU and norm architects co-create co chair for the office group

 

MENU and norm architects co-create co chair for the office group