A multi-faceted seat inspired by Italian automotive design, a project by the Hannes Wettstein Studio. A product which is smartly modern and at the same time classic, with shapes based on solid and natural geometries. Sustainable, recyclable, but also worthy of being passed down through time, with universally comprehensible colour qualities, Stratos is suitable for the most varied situations, both private and public.
While working at a desk, we noticed that we tend to separate the working area into two parts: a more organised part for working and a less organised part for keeping items we only use occasionally. We thought that marking the boundary between these two areas could help us to be better organised and, at the same time, more productive. So, we created a physical gap. We assumed that this line would help us to organise the working surface, separating active and inactive areas, making us be more orderly. At this point, other questions arose: can this line help those who share the area to divide the work area, limiting while allowing communication? By connecting a series of accessories to this gap, could we see an increase in productivity? Can this line help us to organise the cable mess we often have at the work table? Can this line be the centerpiece of the table where the legs are joined to the surface? Can this line make a table versatile in order to respond to our spatial needs? A table which can easily be assembled and disassembled? Can this line allow for different table size configurations in the same legs?
Offset is our answer.
Human beings constantly interact with the surroundings, with the space they live and spend time in. Our behavior and our thinking are deeply influenced by structure and elements around us.
In the same way each person modifies and shapes a nude place to turn it into an environment where inspiration, knowledge and senses find a fertile terrain. The more versatile an habitat is the more dynamic a mind can be. The symbolism behind every single elements becomes part of our daily routine and conditions the essence of our activities. Is the environment worth it? Are we shaping a versatile and harmonic dimension around us?