Smallroom is a seating system which aims to bring more plant life into the interior.
Ineke was asked to design a piece of furniture to fit into Offect’s O2ASIS initiative; a collection of design products which use flowers and plants to increase and add value to interiors. With this in mind Hans conceived ‘Smallroom’, a seating unit which is characterised by a box on one side which functions wither as a planter or as a working surface with optional power devices.
The protective high back of the sofa provides a degree of privacy and is the inspiration behind the product’s name - Smallroom. Offered with different back and side heights, the sofas can be used together in different modules or as stand alone pieces. The design works well as part of a modern office space providing areas for various types of work, conversations and meetings to take place.
About the manufacturer: Offecct was founded in 1990 by CEO Kurt Tingdal and Design Manager Anders Englund, and is based in Tibro, Sweden. Offecct has grown rapidly to become a major furniture manufacturer that employs 42 people with sales of SEK 115 million, with more than 50% of the sales made up of exports to 55 countries. Offecct believes that qualitative, innovative and sustainable design creates interiors that have a positive impact on people - in meetings, at home and at work. Offecct works closely with some of the world’s most renowned designers.
About the designer: Ineke Hans has a degree from Royal College of Art in London and founded the design agency INEKEHANS/ARNHEM the Netherlands in the end of the 1990s. Ineke Hans works with a great number of different projects like furniture, product design and jewelry.