“If you think about it, today’s office has more in common with a residential loft,” says Jaime Hayon. We sit snugly as as we face each other sheltered in the beautiful petal-like folds of his new comfortable and luxurious seating system for Republic of Fritz Hansen. The Spanish designer’s collaborations with the Danish furniture maker span nearly for about ten years. It wasn’t until last month, at an office furniture fair Orgatec in Cologne, Germany when Hayon introduced his first collection dedicated of the high-backed lounge system Plenum.
Plenium hits the market with the sudden realization; home and office hybrids will now become a trend. The inventor and creator of these pieces says that the whole point of this sort f fusion furniture is that you can have these sort of pieces in the home as well as the office.
With the increasingly competitive workforce, seductive interiors and sultry offices are no longer an good investment. This has no role to play in both attracting and retaining talent, neither does help maintain an office attendance punctuality.