Designed in Hackney: Offset by Tomás Alonso
Designed in Hackney: accessories like lamps and dividers attach to this desk system by Tomás Alonso through a gap in the surface of the table.
Called Offset after the off-centre position of this gap, the collection was shown at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan last month for Italian brand Maxdesign.
Alonso is part of OKAY studio, based round the corner from Dezeen in Stoke Newington.
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Here's some more information from the designer:
Offset, a collection of tables and accessories for the home, home office and contract environments designed by Tomás Alonso for Maxdesign. Customisable, innovative and flexible, Offset responds to the new spatial needs born from contemporary working habits in which the line between home and office is ever more blurred.
The project explores the idea of the work table as a microsystem with separate elements that can be combined into an array of possibilities. An object of common use, the table is broken down into its basic components to which a series of functional accessories can then be added. The configuration of all these elements is left to the user who can arrive to their own solution in response to their own functional and aesthetic needs.
At the core of the system lies the simplicity of its construction. A simple gap defines the working area by separating the top in two surfaces while serving as the connecting element for both, structure and accessories. This simplicity extends to the frame as well. The design of the aluminium profile used to secure the legs to the table allows for both aluminium and wooden legs, or a combination of both.
The research of materials and the accurate design, combined with the wide range of finishes and colours make Offset a very flexible system, easily configured in different environments and for different functions. We can imagine Offset in a dining room, in a home office or in a meeting room. Offset is as a place to eat, a place to work and a place to meet all at the same table.
Tops available in natural ash or lacquered wood. Legs in either powder coated or anodised aluminium. Accessories powder coated steel in a wide range of colours
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Designed in Hackney is a Dezeen initiative to showcase world-class architecture and design created in the borough, which is one of the five host boroughs for the London 2012 Olympic Games as well as being home to Dezeen’s offices. We’ll publish buildings, interiors and objects that have been designed in Hackney each day until the games this summer.
More information and details of how to get involved can be found at www.designedinhackney.com.