Is an investigation on furniture as archetypes and on their function-shifting potential beyond their original formal and material memory.
Are native forms, multiples, neutral devices that do not impose an image but allow imagination. Define elemental units, echoes of cultural and design artifacts, reduced to their essential form to amplify their radical adaptable nature. Can move and expand, merge and isolate, blurring the threshold between content and container, user and behavior, space and interaction.
R1 has a structural panel based construction; it’s made of 20mm thick panels. Its nature allows the use of different materials yet using the same construction system. All the panels are connected via reversible steel fasteners, allowing flat-pack shipping and transportation and extremely agile single-person assembly and disassembly.
The body is equipped with 2 drawers of different sizes for storage purposes and a retractable desk surface extension. Mobility is achieved through 4 heavy duty wheels with safety brakes.
Design / Furniture
All Around Work
ADI Design Museum Milano
MAR office | Antonio Barone
Design Team Competition
Juarez Corso, Paola Mongiu, Antonio Barone, Elena Scafidi