Las Mobili Group made a radical change with a new look for this edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. The grey tones of technical and operational efficiency have been replaced by the warm brown of hospitality and socialising; because, this is going to be the predominant mood found in the workplaces of the future, where there will be a reduction of work spaces in favour of places for socialising and relaxation.
One of the most outstanding innovations presented by Las this year is the new office line Jera by Orlandini Design, a dramatic ceated to meet the functional as well as aesthetic needs of young, “motivated” entrepreneurs .
Jera is an office line designed with a distinctly architectural approach. The power of the design comes from the thick planes, the joinery between the planes, and the vertical and horizontal overhangs.
“With this new office line,” explains architect Folco Orlandini,”we wanted to keep the exciting look front and centre. So, it was critical that the sculptural quality not get lost during the design process. The design concept was to make a high level product that was accessible to the widest possible range of users.”
The line includes wall cabinets designed like large theatre wings to conceal the containers. The desk has a complete line of matching polyurethane foam chairs.
Architect Paolo Pampanoni found another source of inspiration for the design of the new wall, Division 2.0 for the brand Modulo. “The idea was to use recyclable materials, reduce the weight and quantity of components, minimise manufacturing times to save energy, and maximise functionality and overall performance” says Architect Paolo Pampanoni.
This is what led to the creation of a wall made using simplified manufacturing, aluminium profiles reduced to the structural minimum, and recyclable seals, where glass is the main structural element. It is a wall with a minimal aesthetic that embodies noble and highly relevant ideas.
The system is perfect for dividing private spaces in social work settings, for thinking, reflecting, and making decisions. The design also allows for component integration, making it possible to create a complex and articulated family of partitions with just a few elements.
Iulio is a new product joining Las Mobili’s roster of successful semi-office line products has two key qualities. It is made entirely out of MDF and 3D foil, with work surfaces in new fashionable wood-type finishes for a strong materiality combined with extreme lightness; it is also quite elegant thanks to the satin finish edge profile.
The desk legs are polished aluminium, with inserts coloured to match the work surfaces. The result is a product with soft, organic shapes, friendly but with clean geometry… simply perfect.
Many other were the multimedia innovations displayed by Las Group at Salone, all designed and built to arouse curiosity, to surprise, and to satisfy the needs of designers and general contractors.