En route to dinner at a classy restaurant in Chicago, I was forewarned about the “porno” booths that line the space. Unbeknownst to others, these booths, I was told, are scenes of unmentionable activities. Marked by high backrests, the spaces envelop their users, creating a sense of seclusion and privacy. Sitting at the large communal table in the center, I was witness to no publicly inappropriate activity. Business dinners conversed more privately, dates spoke somewhat intimately, friends and family were able to catch up with one another – without shouting over fellow diners to be heard.
Hampton. Designed by Agati.
“Today’s environments call for not only effective but creative use of space.” Agati’s Hampton Seating elegantly creates sophisticated seclusion for atmospheres and settings that demand a bit more privacy. It is defined by versatility - available in a variety of configurations and styles: stand-alone or built-in; curved or straight; fabric, veneer or high pressure laminate; a plinth base or metal legs. The adaptable form and allows users “to sit in comfort, while meeting in style.” The designs combine a unique blend of aesthetics and engineering, distinguished by their eclectic styles to create pieces that are both timeless and universal.
The basic Hampton is ideal for a casual and open space. For more seclusion, optional surrounds or custom privacy screen may be added, further enveloping the users. “No matter how big or small the space, Agati’s Hampton adds abundant seating and flair to spaces everywhere.”
For individual seating elements that provide a similar sense of seclusion, check out Hush Modular designed by David Ritch and Mark Saffell of 5d Studio and manufactured by Workplace Elements along with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s Icove Highback Sofa for Vitra.