Khodi Feiz & Offect, Moment

Un fauteuil au design étudié pour devenir le partenaire idéal: “Moment” (qui fera ses débuts officiels en février à l’occasion de la Stockholm Furniture Fair) du designer Khodi Feiz en appelle à nos souvenirs d’étudiants, en réinterprétant la fameuse chaise équipée d’une tablette latérale. Pour la marque suédoise de mobilier design Offecct, Khodi Feiz livre sa vision du modèle complice de toutes les activités auxquelles nous nous livrons assis.

A chair designed to become your best partner: the “Moment” seat (to be introduced during the upcoming Stockholm Furniture Fair), by designer Khodi Feiz, was originally inspired by old times school desks -a wooden chair with a table attached on the side. For the Swedish design brand Offecct, Khodi Feiz came up with his vision of the ideal model for all the activities we do while sitting.

“L’étude de ces “moments” dans lesquels nous nous plongeons, une fois assis, a constitué ma principale source d’inspiration”, explique le designer. “Remarquant que nous nous contentions rarement de rester assis, nous avons commencé à réfléchir aux activités dans lesquelles nous nous engageons assis: lecture, tasse de café, travail, conversation… Le fauteuil “Moment” est né de ces situations.”

“Observing those “moments” which we engage in while seated was the key inspiration for this project”, explains the designer. “Noticing that we rarely “just sit”, we started to reflect on all the activities we do while sitting: all the moments that we read, we drink a cup of coffee, we work, we engage in conversation… ‘Moment’ was born out of these situations.”


Le travail du designer de l’équipe du designer Khodi Feiz (studio établi à Amsterdam, aux Pays-Bas) se base sur un trio de valeurs : “Concept, clarté et contexte”. Il en résulte un langage design clair et lisible, un concept fort et une grande adaptabilité d’usage.

Amsterdam-based Khodi Feiz and his teams work was based on “Clarity, Concept, and Context”, resulting in a clear design language, a strong concept and high adaptability to different settings.

“Le design du fauteuil Moment s’inspire d’une généreuse tasse, évasée, qui recueille le corps, et qui se transforme aisément au moyen de la tablette articulée : ouverte pour recevoir votre tasse de café, fermée vers l’intérieur pour porter votre ordinateur. Le geste de fermer ou d’ouvrir renforce la notion de “privé” et de “public”, comme une suggestion aux autres de votre (in)disponibilité : une sorte de jauge sociale, si vous voulez.”

“The design is based on a generous flowing cup shape, supporting your body, which gently transforms into a small articulating table opening up for a surface for your coffee and closing in front of you when you want to work. This opening and closing gesture also reinforces the notion of private and public, almost suggesting to others that you are available for conversation or you are busy with work, a social gauge, if you will. “



Comments

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  • Prof Z

    J’ai de ja vu un dessin tres proche mais je ne le retrouve plus. La difference est la mobilité de la tablette et dans le matériau.
    Martin Ballendat a fait une série de chaises à tablette intégrée en rotomoulage pp ou en textile

  • Hub

    Très cool les dessins. Offecct, ça se trouve en France ?

  • Prof Z

    Fauteuil Lotus de René Holten( diplômé de Eindhoven )pour Artifort
    http://www.presstletter.com/public/Image/Maria%20Elena/LOTUS_SFEER_LAAG%20br.jpg

  • Elodie Palasse

    @Hub : (merci pour le commentaire :)) on trouve certaines références OFFECCT en France chez Made in Design, chez Silvera…

  • Prof Z

    contacter OFFECCT France
    Jean-David Pottier
    Phone: +33 (0)1 48761845
    jdpottier@offecct.se OFFECCT France
    Jérôme Pecnard
    Phone: +33 (0)1 48761845
    jpecnard@offecct.se

  • Prof Z

    Comme dirait David Carlson, les idées sont dans l’air
    http://davidreport.com/201201/armhair-typology-claesson-koivisto-rune/

  • Peter

    Interesting concept behind these different “moments”. Perfect companion for the lonely freelancer and his laptop working in a trendy bar 🙂
    Stupid question maybe, but do they have a left-handed version?
    Also, the table could use stoppers to avoid the laptop from falling… Not very wide. And also be reclining, as using a tablet wouldn’t be very convenient.

  • Elodie Palasse

    @Peter: clever insight! We can ask Khodi Feiz regarding the left-handers version. Regarding the stoppers, wouldn’t it seriously alter the sleek lines of the armchair? 😉
    (by the way, freelancers are not always lonely – preconception! Read today’s post)

  • Peter

    True, only when working in bars 🙂
    I see this chair more in public places than in a home. So I guess the functionality takes precedence over the “Sleek Design” 😉 They just need to find the right balance. But interesting concept nevertheless.

  • Elodie Palasse

    @Peter: Khodi Feiz would be interested, I guess, into your comments. Do you mind if I ask him to answer?

  • Peter

    I would be delighted! But not sure if it’s worth bothering him 😉

  • Khodi Feiz

    Peter, thanks for the insights.
    For me, a big part of design is actually this sort of dialogue! In relation to the tablet (small table) for moment what was critical for me was the balance of having a truly functional feature (without it being uber-ergonomic…) and something which is discreetly blended within the product. We did extensive testing in relation to size and balance and found the current execution to be the best compromise. The image above is with a 17″ laptop and that fit quite comfortably. As for stoppers, the predominant weight of the laptop is downwards while working so in combination of the rubber feet, stoppers were deemed unnecessary and actually limiting in the types of devices and activities you would do on the tablet, for example, writing, sketching, etc…
    Sitting posture: The seat is quite wide and flowing allowing for a number of sitting mannerism, from upright work to relaxed lounging, together with Offecct we managed to hit the sweet spot. I hope you get a chance to experience it first hand some day!
    Left handed: Actually tables don’t really have a left or right orientation. Especially when you’re working on your laptop, so all you need to do is orient your posture and you should be fine. The only problem may be drinking coffee with your right hand as a left hander… 🙂

    At the end of the day design is all about appropriateness and optimization especially when you are investigating new typologies, and I hope we have managed that.
    Best, Khodi.

  • Peter

    Dear Khodi,
    Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply. It’s very interesting to get this level of details. It makes a lot of sense. The tablet looks indeed like a natural extension of the chair, and I’m lookind forward to actually sitting on the chair and trying it out 🙂
    As for the left-handed orientation, it’s funny to see how the new technologies are slowly rubbing out these differences. Unless you’re still an old-fashioned pen-and-paper user 🙂
    Thanks to Sleek Design for this opportunity, we need more platforms like this for this kind of dialogue!

  • Elodie Palasse

    Thank you so much Khodi for your answers ; Peter is right, we rarely get this level of details from a designer.
    Peter, many thanks for you too: that’s what Sleek design tends towards, being a platform, a place of expression.
    Grateful to both of you 🙂

  • Elodie Palasse

    @Maupado: impossible de ne pas faire le rapprochement (question de timing aussi, avec la SDW), entre le trio suédois qui phosphore pour la marque italienne et le designer cosmopolite qui se creuse pour la marque suédoise. On est loin d’Ora-Ito, tu ne penses pas ? 😉

  • maupado

    Ora-Ito? qu’est ce que c’est?
    Oui, c’est une vraie question. Et pas une injure. On sait qui est Ora-Ito, en tout cas il n’est pas question de nier ou dénigrer la personne. Mais se demander: qu’est ce que c’est? C’est légitime.

  • Prof Z

    Comme pour les poufs Spin et les assises Doodle chez Tacchini , Claesson Koivisto Rune avaient prévu au départ des spirales de couture + ou – aléatoires…. Votre avis …

    http://blog.atcasa.corriere.it/tendenze/files/2012/01/01-tacchini-614×470.jpg

  • Elodie Palasse

    @Maupado : Ora-Ito, c’est l’exemple qui m’est venu pour comparer design et style, designer et styliste… Oui, ta question est légitime.

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