modular seating system.
“design is a response to social change“ george nelson said, the director of design with office furniture manufacturer herman miller. economic growth and larger companies lead to rapid changes at “the office” as a workplace. furniture had to be rational, practical and durable – and versatile, as this system shows perfectly.
in 1955 nelson developed the „modular seating system“, including sofas, benches, sideboards and tables, all interchangeable in a very modern “mix and match”-attitude. often used for receptions and waiting areas, but also in larger individual offices (think the chic managerial offices of the ‚mad men‘ tv-show).
here we have two impressive pieces of this series: these are two “modular sofas”, each with two seating modules in the center. the seating is expertly reupholstered using “belmondo” fabric by italian manufacturer dedar milano. it is a linen/cotton-mix with wide two-tone stripes in a bold but elegant yellow-gold and raspberry colour combination. and we have supplemented the sofas with table tops made true to the original from FES-certified Santos rosewood, as the existing white laminated table tops were no longer in a nice condition. (but they are still available and will be gladly supplied).