Confession by Nick Ross

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Confession by Nick Ross

Milan 2012: Konstfack University College student Nick Ross will present this bar with a hood for sharing secrets in crowded places at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan this week.

Confession by Nick Ross

The Confession table has an oak surface covered in a pressed felt shell to absorb sound and hide conspirators away.

Confession by Nick Ross

Ross will present his project as part of an exhibition of Konstfack students' work called Design for a Liquid Society.

Confession by Nick Ross

The Salone Internazionale del Mobile takes place from 17 to 22 April. See all our stories about Milan 2012 here.

Confession by Nick Ross

Here are some more details from Nick Ross:


Confession is the latest project from Scottish/Swedish designer Nick Ross, who is currently studying on the Masters programme at Konstfack in Stockholm.Confession by Nick Ross

The project looks at how large communal spaces are arranged and the possibility to mix the private and the communal more effectively, creating micro-environments.

Confession by Nick Ross

Ever since architects started taking down interior walls to create airy open spaces, a new set of problems have arisen. Whilst these areas are more communal, there is an issue with finding discrete, private areas which take you away from the noise of open spaces. Confession is a new furniture archetype which seeks to resolve these problems of privacy and seclusion.

Confession by Nick Ross

It enables the creation of a space for a quick meeting, to hear a personal story, a quiet place to read the paper with a coffee or even somewhere to indulge in office gossip. It also reminds us of what we lose in the era of shared and open communication. Instead of erecting walls to create personal and confidential spaces, which can prove expensive, these communal areas can be furnished in a new way at a fraction of the cost and hassle.

Confession by Nick Ross

The piece is made from steel tubing with an oak table surface which sits at industry standard bar-height. The hood is made from pressed polyester felt which has great sound absorbing qualities, thus further adding to the private nature of the object.

Confession by Nick Ross

The project started through a collaboration with Blå Station which was organised by Matti Klenell as part of an industry relations project within Konstfack’s master programme, InSpace. Nick and Blå Station worked together on the project and thanks to the company’s knowledge of the market and production possibilities Confession was able to become a fully realised product.

Confession by Nick Ross

Confession will be presented during this year’s Milan fair as part of Konstfack’s exhibition ‘Design for a Liquid Society’ at Spazio Rossana Orlandi.

Confession by Nick Ross

Spazio Rossana Orlandi
Via Matteo Bandello 14
20123 Milan

  • james

    shame its not photographed in a bar or cafe…….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001700809835 Mārtiņš Vaskis

    it's laike cone of silence in get smart…. hope it's works better :D

  • mell

    I hope they will have different heights to cater for short people like me (or taller people like someone else).

  • Sandra

    It says that it sits at industry standard bar-height so is able to cater for both tall and short people.

  • xtiaan

    we totally need this because lowering the volume of your conversation or whispering doesnt work any more.

  • Joey

    Love it!!! Its great to see new types of furniture being introduced into the market

  • philippe

    bravo! but yeah it is like the cone of silence, still brilliant

  • http://yancheelau.blogspot.co.uk Yanchee

    This is great! I have often thought that we reveal too much of ourselves in public.
    I did a project called Teleconfessional in response to an astute opinion piece in the Guardian. Here it is:
    http://yancheelau.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/teleconf

    (sorry about the blatant plug!)