mike & maaike's windowseat chair for HAWORTH is a comfortable refuge mike & maaike's windowseat chair for HAWORTH is a comfortable refuge
jun 11, 2013

mike & maaike's windowseat chair for HAWORTH is a comfortable refuge

mike & maaike’s windowseat chair for HAWORTH is a comfortable refuge
all images courtesy mike and maaike

 

 

 

HAWORTH-designboom editorial collaboration:
mike & maaike‘s windowseat chair for HAWORTH is a comfortable refuge

 

designboom partners with leading office furniture company HAWORTH on an editorial series that investigates the future of the contemporary office environment and new ways of working. our alliance brings forth insights into the workplace and how it has evolved from something more static, into an active and modular condition.

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the chair is conceived as a comfortable refuge from the hustle and bustle of lobbies, or busy home environments

 

 

 

suitable for both public and private spaces, the ‘windowseat lounge chair’ by mike simonian and maaike evers of san francisco-based studio mike & maaike for HAWORTH is conceived as a comfortable refuge for both commercial and private use — from the hustle and bustle of hotel lobbies, airport lounge areas or busy home environments. by taking constructive elements (walls and ceiling) and applying them to a chair, the duo explores the idea of sub-architectural space, creating a room-within-a-room, complete with its own unique perspective. as office and workplaces shift towards a more open plan, it is important to have a place to escape, to think, to make a call, or relax. while sitting in the ‘windowseat’, the ambient noise is muffled. produced in both canopy and open versions, with or without ottoman, the lounge chair is fully upholstered over a foam-padded rigid molded frame, and swivels on a steel base.

mike maaike HAWORTH designboom
the design implements architectural elements (walls and ceiling) and applies them to a chair


the chair is a sub-architectural space, creating a room-within-a-room, complete with its own unique perspective

 

fully upholstered over a foam-padded rigid molded frame, the furniture piece swivels on a steel base

swivel base detail


upholstery detail


the collection is suitable for both public and private spaces

mike maaike windowseat HAWORTH designboom
possible implementation in an art gallery…

mike maaike windowseat HAWORTH designboom
office environment…

mike maaike windowseat HAWORTH designboom
or airport.

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