Dezeen promotion: Italian brand Pedrali has released a colourful furniture collection for use in all areas of the workplace.
The Office 2.0 comprises chairs, armchairs, modular seating, tables and stools designed in response to today's more open and flexible office layouts.
The simple shapes and colourful upholstery of the furniture allow it to look as appropriate in work stations as it does in meeting rooms and reception areas.
Some pieces were designed by Pedrali's in-house team, while other items are the work of Italy-based designers Marc Sadler, Claudio Dondoli and Marco Pocci, Alessandro Busana and Cazzaniga-Mandelli-Pagliarulo.
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The massive changes occurring in workplaces, driven by technological progress, have profoundly influenced the design of contemporary offices.
Thanks to the introduction of new devices for mobile communication the employees do not have to be physically present in the office. They have to be available 24/7 but they are not bound to their desks as they live the work environments in a more dynamic way.
Based on an extensive analysis of these changes, Pedrali has come up with a wide range of new fittings that are able to respond to the new and emerging demands of the second generation office: chairs, armchairs, modular seating, tables and stools for reception areas and conference rooms, open areas for meetings and rapid exchanges of information, furniture for break out areas and canteens.
A clean and bright coloured collection that has been also selected to furnish some areas of the Google Campus in Ireland, designed by the Swiss architecture studio Camenzind Evolution in collaboration with local firm Henry J. Lyons Architects.
Arki-Table by Pedrali R&D
Industrial look, rigorous shapes and versatility. The Arki-Table family of tables has been enriched by three new versions, that still keep the extremely thin tops and the peculiar structure with trestle legs.
Available in rectangular, square or round versions with steel or solid oak legs, extruded aluminium frame and solid laminate top. Top available with cable management for rectangular version.
Host by Pedrali R&D
Host is a modular system, consisting of seating elements that offer different combinations. Steel tube frame Ø 16mm in chromed finish. The seat is completely upholstered with fire retardant polyurethane foam which can be covered with fabric or leather. Optional: linking device.
Noa by Marc Sadler
A family composed of chair and armchair which combines the elegance of proportions to the comfort of the seat thanks to the innovative construction technique. The seat is upholstered and contained in a polycarbonate shell with a polished external surface. The upholstery can be in fabric or leather. Noa is available in the stackable version with chrome-plated steel or powder coated four legs or in the version with die casted aluminium central base with four spokes with castors.
Gliss by Marco Dondoli and Marco Pocci
Considered one of the "icon collections" of Pedrali, Gliss, expand its horizons introducing three new chairs that keep the same design idea. Gliss Wood chair has ash wooden legs and polycarbonate, technopolymer or upholstered genuine leather shell. Gliss Lounge chair has steel sled frame or aluminium swivel base with technopolymer or upholstered genuine leather shell. Gliss Swing is the rocking chair. Soft upholstered covering for Gliss Lounge shell available.
Laja by Alessandro Busana
A family composed of chair and armchair in different versions. The comfortable seat is made of crossed elastic belts, covered by polyurethane foam. The back is slightly elastic and comfortable. The upholstery could be entirely with fabric or leather for the outside and fabric for the inside shell. The wide range of colours allows monochromatic upholsteries or bichromatic combinations, inside/outside.
Malmö by Cazzaniga-Mandelli-Pagliarulo
A collection of ash wood furniture born from an imaginary journey along the sides of a Scandinavian lake. When, in 2012, the chair, the armchair and the table have been presented, immediately garnered the interest of the market. Both the chair and armchair have ash timber frame in bleached or black stained finish; multilayer, fabric or leather upholstered shell. Malmö extendable table has ash wooden legs matched with solid laminate or ash veneered table top.
The armchair also won two international awards: the Good Design Awards, the prestigious award sponsored by the Museum of Architecture and Design "Chicago Athenaeum" and the Red Dot Design Award 2013.
For the Salone del Mobile 2013 the Malmö family expanded to new contexts entering in lounge environments, waiting areas and cafes. The collection has been enriched with a lounge armchair, the coffee tables and the barstools, all made of solid ash frame with tapered legs. The result is a unique Scandinavian taste of exceptional lightness.