Confession: the amount of time I spend on or at a computer would likely repulse the average person. It’s possible that I’m developing carpal tunnel and poor vision, but that seems unavoidable in the modern age - does’t it? Anyhow, the laptop is both a blessing and a curse: it enables you to work from the comfort of your sofa or bed, but potentially stints your productivity as a result. So, where does it make sense to try to get your work done? Do you preference comfort or efficiency? The answer likely different for each of us, but maybe we don’t have to choose.
Four Works. Designed by Swanique Design for Four Design.
Conceived by Patricia Terrazas and Michael Swan (Swanique Design); and developed by Danish studio Four Design, Four Works merges a writing desk and a lounge chair. It integrates a lamp, a shelf for laptop, a site for the coffee and the telephone, and of the arrangements for the peripherals and the cables. Everything you need, at your fingertips - and in the comfort of a cushioned armchair. Whether you’re looking to reinvent the Starbucks model through the creation of a more efficient workspace for coffee-addicts; or simply create a relaxed, non-traditional office environment, this could be the wave of the future, reinventing where we work.
With the number of freelancers increasing exponentially, the success of a product like this seems more likely now than ever before. The question remains: could you work here?