THE SPEC'd LIST :: Inspiration and Conversation
SUMMER | JULY 2022 Issue
SWINGING IN HOT!
HOT DAYS turn into HOT NIGHTS - that's why we've got some plans to catch a breeze and spend sometime being playful. Remember the feeling of swinging high on the those old swing sets at the playground - that moment we you reach the apex and then you being your descent and your stomach does a little drop?! It's one of the best feelings - you can't help but smile.
We've got a round up of designs from our brand partners that will be make you feel nostalgic while thinking about the future of design all at once!
THIS IS SWING.
An unconventional solution to the open office, Swing was built to divide personal space and distribute power and data. Personalize it by adding acoustic or writable panels—or use the bar to hang plants or lighting; there are dozens of ways to make Swing your own.
Swing comes in three heights: high, low, and bar. Every grouping of desks can become a unique neighborhood, perfect for way-finding and establishing different departments. In fact, within each cluster, you can have a mix of different heights.
MAKE A WISH!
Wish was developed to pay homage to Scandinavian chair profiles of the 1940s. Each considered detail has been designed with a nod to Scandinavian design heritage that creates a refined, yet elegant silhouette, with oval frame profile for enhanced comfort.
SPEC'd check list below:
Timeless design with recognition of iconic Scandinavian design heritage
Available with wood and upholstered seat options
Curved black steel frame
Versatile for contract and hospitality
Black frame finish
GO WITH THE FLOW.
Flow is a collaboration with Peter Dahmen, both designer and paper artist. The concept behind flow was to create a grid that restricts the viewer’s gaze by dropping cuboids of felt from each tile in such a way that only a partial aspect of the colored background’s surface is visible. Viewing the ceiling from different angles changes the perceived colorfulness.
It is impossible to grasp the objects in their entirety at a single glance. Only by changing the angle of view can the colorfulness of the tiles gradually be fully grasped. As soon as the viewer moves, the impression is created that the tiles are changing or transforming.
GET OUT AND PLAY!
Have you heard of the Playground Movement? We hadn't either until we went searching for images of swing sets...
Although the first sandlot opened in Boston in 1886, the playground movement didn't begin to develop until the mid-1890s, when playgrounds were opened in nine major cities including Chicago.
In 1903 the South Park Commission embarked on an ambitious system of neighborhood parks that became a model for other American cities. The Olmsted Brothers landscape designers and D. H. Burnham & Co. architects were hired to design parks with running tracks, wading pools, playground apparatus, sand courts, and fieldhouses in beautiful landscape settings. Opened to the public in 1905, the first 10 parks drew over five million visitors in one year.