Swing Sofa by Studio Aisslinger
for Vitra

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Product news: this swinging sofa by Berlin-based Studio Aisslinger for design brand Vitra isn't meant for the garden or conservatory but for weary workers in the office.

Swing Sofa by Studio Aisslinger

The Swing Sofa is hung from a metal A-frame structure that comes in white (pictured here) or yellow. It's meant for relaxation and contemplation rather than play, so "overly forceful pushes are prevented by a spring integrated into the upper beam, which prevents the swing from exceeding its natural bounds within the office," say designers Werner Aisslinger and Nicole Losos.

Swing Sofa by Studio Aisslinger

The product was launched at the Orgatec trade fair in Cologne last week, where Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec also presented stackable chairs and tables designed for a Danish university and KiBiSi showed a mechanical desk that can be cranked up and down.

This isn't the first piece of kinetic office furniture we've featured on Dezeen – we recently reported on a swinging table with hanging chairs by Duffy London.

A selection of watches designed by Studio Aisslinger for the Italian brand Lorenz is available in the Dezeen Watch Store, including the original model with windows cut into the watch face to reveal its numbers and the recently launched chronograph version.

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  • kubo

    The set's potted plants and the harsh fluorescent lighting makes it look like a 1980s postmodern mall or office, making the design of the sofa seem strangely outdated as well.