During the 2015 edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Offecct presented new and unique collaborations with world leading architects and designers and a wide range of new products.
Omni by Danish designer Cecilie Manz consists of a set of organically shaped stools and a table that reminds us of the beautifully controlled chaos we encounter in nature. Through great craftsmanship and use of natural materials, Omni will offer an alternative resort of informal meetings and spread a poetical warmth to public environments.
Omni consists of a table with a top made of stone, and stools made in different sizes with smooth organic contours. Textile surfaces in various degrees of softness and texture, covers the top of the stools and forms an inviting, comfortable and inspirational seat.
Omni is presented in Offecct Lab., an experimental department within Offecct, created in 2013 to concentrate efforts on the development of new technical and sustainable solutions for products and materials.
The wooden chair Kali is the result of the first collaboration between Offecct and the British designer Jasper Morrison.
The manufacturing of this functional and durable chair is part of Offecct’s collaboration with the organisation ECONEF, who works towards developing a much needed orphanage in northern Tanzania, Africa. At the foot of mountain Kilimanjaro, lays the first of many buildings that ultimately will be used as orphanage, school, office and home for children and aid workers in the area. The chair Kali will be used in these buildings for different purposes and also sold internationally for the benefit of the ECONEF project. The chair is made in Sweden, but designed in a way that would make it possible to bring the production closer to the orphanage in Tanzania, a future prospect that also would create a local work opportunity. “The character of the chair is I think slightly educational without being boring I hope, and necessarily designed to have a long life” says Jasper Morrison.
Notes by Italian designer Luca Nichetto is an eco-friendly acoustic panel that encourages interaction and creativity. Notes consists of five differently shaped acoustic screens that hangs on a rail and that can be rearranged to create a wall by moving them sideways. Notes introduces a sustainable and unconventional construction that now will push acoustic panels in a new direction.
Soundwave® Wall by French designer Christophe Pillet is designed to form a natural element in indoor spaces, a part of the interior architecture that makes the acoustics better without drawing attention to it with eye catching geometry. With Soundwave® Wall, Offecct broadens its extensive collection of eco-friendly acoustic panels, offering more ways to create a healthy sound environment.
Soundwave® Wall stretches from floor to ceiling, it’s a panel that is a part of the architecture in a building, like a pre-fabricated partition wall. “I drew my inspiration from the way some interiors are made in Japanese homes, with walls constructed by long wooden sticks put in a row. In these constructions the contrast between light and shadow forms a beautiful continuous wave which makes the wall naturally substantial” explains Christophe Pillet.
Soundwave® Wall is the largest acoustic panel made by Offecct to date, and is built upon the existing standard measures set by Offecct’s successful acoustic panels collection Soundwave®.