London studio Pearson Lloyd has teamed up with furnishings model Profim to create a office seating system that’s each reconfigurable and recyclable.
Revo is a system of upholstered sofas, benches and stools that connect to matching partition screens.
As the primary collaboration between Pearson Lloyd and Flokk-owned Profim, the gathering launched in 2022 and is now shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2023 within the office design class.
The modular system was designed with the round financial system in thoughts.
Its softly contoured seats might be mixed in 96 alternative ways, to go well with all kinds of workspace duties, and might be simply reconfigured as wants change.
Whereas most upholstered furnishings is notoriously arduous to recycle, the Revo vary was produced utilizing primarily recycled supplies and is 74 per cent recyclable, in line with the designers.
It has a light-weight body constructed from recycled expanded polypropylene (REPP), fairly than the everyday plywood, whereas its upholstery is held in place with a tethered drawstring as a substitute of glue or staples.
“Revo represents a radical rethinking of the way in which upholstered contract furnishings is made in response to the local weather disaster,” mentioned Luke Pearson, co-founder of Pearson Lloyd.
“Changing the plywood base construction with REPP maximises the potential reuse of the bottom supplies,” he defined.
“Plywood has no circularity. REPP, which is already in its second life, might be totally remoulded for a 3rd, a fourth, advert infinitum.”
Revo designs had been characterised by a geometry that mixes straight edges with curved corners, based mostly on the idea of “squaring the circle”.
This provides to their versatility, permitting completely different components to be organized in parallel or at proper angles to go well with each particular person focus work and completely different group setups.
Prospects can select from two upholstery textiles. Cura, by German cloth firm Gabriel, is a two-colour cloth constructed from 98 per cent recycled polyester, whereas the extra textured Oceanic, by cloth model Digital camera, is constructed from 100 per cent recycled polyester.
These textiles had been chosen for his or her sturdiness, however might be simply modified sooner or later, in line with Pearson Lloyd.
“In Revo’s ease of reupholstering, we’re waiting for a time when furnishings is leased and never bought, when the flexibility to refresh, refurbish and renew furnishings can be more and more necessary, particularly within the contract market,” mentioned Pearson Lloyd co-founder, Tom Lloyd.
The color palette, devised by Profim inventive director Maja Ganszyniec, makes it potential to create placing color contrasts or extra nuanced tonal palettes.
The gathering is accomplished by a collection of tables in several sizes and heights.
Revo is one among a number of latest Pearson Lloyd tasks that discover extra eco-friendly approaches to furnishings. Others embrace the Gen Z-focused CoLab classroom furnishings and the easy-to-repair Cross chair.
In the meantime, different merchandise in Profim’s vary embrace the ergonomic AccisPro workplace chair.