Yves Behar’s San Francisco studio Fuseproject launches an office furniture system for American design brand Herman Miller. The designers of SAYL chair, visually translated the idea of casual office meetings and the need to communicate comfort.
Called Public Office Landscape, the modular design aims to encourage spontaneous conversations and continuous collaboration between employees.
Rather than design desks for individuals interspersed with pockets of collaborative meeting areas, Behar wanted to spread collaboration evenly throughout the office.
The designers came up with three main concepts: social desks for individuals to work in configurations that encourage interaction, group spaces for focussed collaboration and spaces in between that facilitate casual interactions and community.