Design for digital times

An interesting article was posted on the New York Times website a couple of days ago about furniture now having to meet the needs of the digital age. In case you don’t read it, the basic premise is that furniture has been incredibly slow on the uptake with regard to modern technology and how that has affected how we need to use furniture. Draws in desks, for example, it argues are obsolete. Whilst I don’t necessarily agree with that wholeheartedly, it raises an interesting issue and I was keen to find some pieces that adapted to the modern age, but in a way that wasn’t crude or obvious (ie. an iPad dock in the middle of the desk).

What I found was the chair above on the lovely site Me Design Mag. Whilst large enough to be a relaxing armchair and stylish – reminiscent of the advent of ‘modern’ furniture in the 50s and 60s – it has a small table attached. Designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune, it is ideal for a laptop or tablet, it could double up as a work station. Alternatively, a plate of lunch could just as easily sit there. Lovely stuff.

This entry was published on March 30, 2012 at 9:00 am. It’s filed under For(u)m and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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