American professional furniture manufacturer Haworth announced the beginning of a long-term partnership with Patricia Urquiola which will see them concentrate on creating a portfolio of products that centre on New Ways of Working.
‘patricia’s design endeavors span a wide range of both subject matter and scale, making the prospects of creating holistic work environments, infused with studio urquiola’s sensitivity, freshness and sensibility, very exciting,’ said jeff reuschel, global design director for haworth. ‘together, our goal is to discover and develop a new landscape for today’s and tomorrow’s workers.’
Seating modules, side tables and configurable room dividers comprise the initial collection. The first installment of products emphasizes the importance of gathering spaces within the workplace. A high-back sofa offers privacy as well as a comfortable meeting place for employees.
Particular emphasis will be put on shaping a number of casual meeting and gathering spaces of various sizes, bringing together interior components, furniture and technological elements for different commercial applications.