Kyle Fleet's "Private Rocker" for Rest and Concentration
Herman Miller's annual showcase of student work at this year's ICFF looked to define a healthier and brighter future where well-defined personal spaces bridged the experience between office and home.
Cranbrook Academy of Art's Department of 3D Design tackled the question of Rest and Concentration in the workplace. "If new work cultures require an integration of living and working, then what is the new vision of physical rest in a professional setting?" Kyle Fleet's "Private Rocker" project creats visual and acoustic privacy perfect for working on a tablet or laptop (above).
Matthew Plumstead's "Integrated Workstation" allows for a flexible workflow from standing-sitting-reclining by including a daybed in its design.
Douglas Leckie's "Tri-fold Bench" employs upholstered panels to transform group seating to personal daybed.
Pratt Institute created the Body and Mind, exploring furniture designs that could also elevate mood, productivity and personal vitality.
A standout project from Andrea Brown was her collection of three pieces for institutional senior care. The soft shapes provided a nice contrast to the sterile environments of hospitals and elder care facilities.
Youju Rhee's full-body rocking lounger cradles and comforts adults.
Kelley Proscio's playful "Atlas Stool" encourage proper bone alignment and a "stronger connection between the body and mind."