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Seating Stones

The rhythmic fluidity of geological formations inspired the Lounge Chair, the first piece in the Seating Stones series. While designed as autonomous objects the chairs can also be placed side by side as a family of forms in varying configurations.

Easy to swivel and designed to enable communication, the Side Chair turns with ease to face other users. We designed two versions of this rounded chair: one with a left armrest and the other with a right armrest. As a variation on the Side Chair, the Tub Chair swivels just as easily, and has a more orthogonal form and armrests on both sides.

Designed to enable privacy during communication, the curved high back of the Silent Chair envelops the user, creating a sense of retreat and concealment. Available in two sizes the Poufs can be casually clustered for brainstorming in teams or easily moved to join other configurations of the Seating Stones family.

“Cheerful, free and variable – the Seating Stones by Ben van Berkel create generous seating landscapes. Users intuitively follow the possibilities on offer: sitting or lounging around, relaxing or concentrating, on your own or in dialogue.”

Work & Campus

How to design flexible and collaborative workplaces in the age of super mobility?

Contemporary Work Environments
Offering different workspace types has become imperative in today’s work environments. Whilst individual workstations remain essential for concentration, shared office spaces are employed more creatively to provide diverse areas to meet, confer, brainstorm and socialise.
Incorporating formal and informal meeting spaces, today’s workplace is therefore designed to enable and encourage mobility, diversity, flexibility and collaboration as a means of creative knowledge management. Read about our ongoing explorations of this theme in the Work & Campus workfield.

Concept and Design

  • Workplace Variety
  • Multiple Configurations
  • Prototyping