CoWo Christmas Crafts Event

Last week, we hosted our first post-Covid event. We teamed together with Camira Fabrics for a Christmas Craft event. And what a fantastic turnout we had!


Festivities played a pivotal role throughout the night with a fun Christmas playlist, mulled wine (which went down a treat) & lots of mince pies added to our grazing boards.


All our visitors had a great time, and there were some amazing creations, ranging from Christmas decorations to door wreaths. So good, we could not judge the winners, so we drew names out of a hat at random!

Congratulations again to Emma (Bowman Riley Architects), Jacqueline (This is Interiors), Diksha (University Of Leeds), who each receive a goody bag.


Please keep your eyes peeled for more events next year!

Thanks to everyone and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Jazz – Nice!

Lapalma showcased several new products at the recent Salone del Mobile 2022 Milan show. First up is the Jazz bookcase designed by Lapalma’s new art director, Giuseppe Bavuso.

This quirky, statement piece is inspired throughout by the fluid spontaneity of improvised jazz performances. Supporting elements emerge from the base, seemingly of different lengths and at random angles, to interlock with the higher surfaces and replicate an imaginary stave. The structure seems on the edge of reason; from certain angles, you’d be forgiven for thinking the whole thing is about to collapse like a house of cards, but turn your head and study the details, and the structure resolves into an incredibly strong harmony.

Enough with the musical metaphors! Lapalma Jazz Bookcase available now.

Nice!

Rendez-Vous with Milan

Fresh from the Salone del Mobile 2022 Milan show is Rendez-Vous, the new table range from one of our longstanding Italian favourites Alea.

Avoiding somewhat, the current trend of heavy materials and industrial aesthetics, Rendez-Vous has a wonderful, restrained light feel.

The tubular, metal-painted leg structure is available as desk or poseur height and the radiused-corner slimline tops span up to 3000mm. Everything is available in Alea’s comprehensive standard colour palette.

Rendez-Vous is a wonderful collaborative table, perfect for boutique interiors and supporting impromptu meetings and project teams .

Rendez-Vous’s informal elegance makes it well suited to private and managerial offices, and its simplicity makes it an easy element to integrate into a domestic context.

And if boutique elegance doesn’t float your boat, Alea also do the industrial look.

Vitra HAL Range

HAL Lounge Chair

Vitra have expanded their HAL range of seating with the introduction of the HAL Lounge Chair, Jasper Morrison’s reinterpretation of the traditional upholstered four-legged armchair with a high backrest. The chair’s aesthetic is understated and versatile, suited to use at home or in public spaces, and can stand either alone, in pairs or in groups.

Vitra HAL Lounge Chair and ottoman in home setting

Despite its compact dimensions, the lounge chair is exceptionally comfortable. The shell is fibreglass reinforced plastic encased in polyurethane foam with natural or stained oak legs. It comes with soft loose seat and neck cushions or, if preferred, with an integrated seat cushion.

Vitra HAL Lounge Chair range from above

The HAL Lounge Chair can be paired with the HAL Ottoman, allowing users to enjoy its full comfort with their feet up. Both the HAL Lounge Chair and HAL Ottoman come in a choice of upholstery options with removable covers.

From Bottle to Chair: The Rise of PET Furniture

Think on this: in the time it takes you to take a swig from a plastic bottle, a staggering 20,000 of them are thrown away. Worldwide, there are more than 1,300,000,000 bottles sold every day, with only 6% of them being recycled and many ending up in the oceans.

Manufacturers in the Netherlands have hit upon an innovative solution to bring a second life to plastic bottles by transforming them into PET Felt. PET—or polyethylene terephthalate, to use its technical name—is a thermoplastic polymer resin that allows manufacturers to utilise plastic waste in their products, turning it into a sustainable, versatile, and durable material that can be moulded into any shape.

discarded plastic bottle
So, how does this—
finished PET chair
get to something like this?

Bottles—in some cases fished from the canals of Amsterdam—arrive to the recycling centres in 250kg densely pressed bales, that are teased apart, cleaned and sorted.

Next, the bottles move into a granulator machine that shreds them into 1cm flakes. Meanwhile, the granulator removes all remaining debris to produce pure PET flakes, ready for the next phase of their transformation.

The PET flakes now travel through an extruder, melting them and forming polyester fibres with a soft wool-like texture. Colour can be added at this point. The fibres are then cut into thin sheets to prepare them for felting.

The felting machine folds the fibre into layers and compresses it. Then, thousands of barbed needles stab the material, turning it into felt. Multiple felt sheets are next merged together to create a dense mat, ready for pressing.

PET manufacturing process - from discarded bottle to thermoplastic felt

In a single moulding action, the 3D pressing machine turns a sheet of felt into a sturdy form, preserving its soft wool-like texture. PET Felt can take any shape—chair shells, seats, and backs, dividers, lampshades, even tables! The felt also has excellent sound dampening properties, making it ideal for acoustic products such as wall panels and baffles.

PET product examples

The resultant products are innovative and sustainable. The possibilities are endless.

PET Products: Our Top Picks

PET products - our top picks

Like what you see? Enquire here.

Introducing CBS Design Series

This February, ergonomic accessories specialists Colebrook Bosson Saunders have launched Design Series, a suite of products designed to tackle ever-changing working patterns.

These include the Ondo connectivity module, the Loop Micro device mount, and Ollin and Lima laptop and tablet mounts.

For product information, insights, and design stories visit the Design Series site.

Lima laptop mount
Ollin Laptop Mount
Loop Micro device mount
Flo arm + Ondo connectivity module

Is it a cabinet? Is it a desk? It’s both; it’s HomeFit!

We are all working from home more and more. That’s great if you have a separate work room with space for a desk and a good task chair. However, many of us don’t have the luxury of such a space, and even if we do, chances are it’s now being shared between two or more people.

There is a solution, and it’s called HomeFit!

When not in use, HomeFit looks like a regular cupboard or sideboard, and at only 105cm wide, 30cm deep, and 68cm high, it’s about the size of a small Billy bookcase.

But when we need to work, simply open the doors, flip up the worktop and HomeFit becomes a full 80cm work desk. More than that, it’s an electrically adjustable sit-stand desk!

Home Fit - a small cupboard that opens out to a sit-stand desk. Image shows closed cupboard and fully open and raised.

Available in all white, all oak, or black and oak on a 15-day lead time.

from £625.00

Available from November 2020. Please contact us for full specification and other finish options.

Home Fit opened out as desk.

Virtual Showroom Visits

Our office remains closed pending new government advice on easing the lockdown, but we thought we’d chuck in a throwback to remind you what we are missing and what you can look forward to once things get back to normal.

Have a look at our office walk-thru video on our YouTube channel

You can find the original article with full details of our showroom pieces here:

http://www.corporate-workspace.com/?m=201611