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Thomas Bentzen's Linear System Series for Muuto helps create customised workspaces

Dezeen promotion: Copenhagen designer Thomas Bentzen has created a collection of products for Danish brand Muuto called the Linear System Series, which can be tailored by users to suit the needs of their individual workspaces.

The Linear System Series, which is suitable for workspaces, hospitality settings and educational buildings, includes tables as well as a dedicated lighting series.

An accessories range is also available to complement the furniture, and includes screens and trays that attach to the tables.

Table combination of Thomas Bentzen's The Linear System Series for Muuto
The oak tables come in a variety of tabletop finishes

All the furniture pieces for Muuto were designed in oak to reference the warm touch of Scandinavian design, and come in a range of different tabletop finishes.

"The Linear System Series places people at its centre, being a place to meet, collaborate and work in focused solitude," Bentzen said.

"With its warm materiality and modern expression, the Linear System Series brings feelings of home into larger spaces to give the user a sense of belonging, even if being there only for a little while."

Table and lamp from Thomas Bentzen's The Linear System Series for Muuto
The Linear System Table has half-circular legs and practical, integrated power outlets

The Linear System Table has a pared-down, refined look with subtle design touches – like half-circular legs and a slender overhang – that add a touch of character to the workspace.

It can be used as a freestanding table, but also comes in predesigned configurations and as modular tables.

The Linear System Series features a tailor-made power solution for all of the mounted and table lamps' power outlets, so that all cables are seamlessly integrated.

Each table features one power outlet at each end, as well as a USB-A and USB-C plug and a cable tray in recycled PET.

Library-style lamps for Thomas Bentzen's The Linear System Series for Muuto
The Linear Mounted Lamp references classic library lighting

Bentzen also added the Linear Lamp Series, in addition to a range of accessories, to the collection. This includes a table lamp, a mounted lamp and a pendant lamp.

The decision was informed by classic library settings where users can create a temporary workspace that feels personal even though it's part of a larger space.

His Linear Mounted Lamp specifically references library lamps and mounts onto the table with fixing knobs, allowing the user to easily rearrange its position when needed.

The Linear Table Lamp has a convenient USB-C plug, while the slim Linear Pendant Lamp provides overhead lighting and helps create personal settings within a larger space.

Linear Pendant lamp, Thomas Bentzen's The Linear System Series for Muuto
Users can create more privacy with the Linear System Screen

For those wishing to add a more intimate atmosphere that's still conductive to co-working, the Linear System Screen can be set up to shield users.

The screen also has a small foot on each side to store objects in.

Completing the work station, the Linear System Tray adds more space for accessories and, like the screen, it can be easily shuffled up and down the table.

Visit to explore more planning ideas and inspirational configurations of the Linear System Series.

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