Versatilis: Lounge Set
Submitted by: DEBORAH KUH
any configuration anywhere anytime
The Whole Story
The "versatilis" understands that our future lifestyle will be compact living with regard to sustainability; mobility; and connectivity. It is a recognition that our living space is where we eat; study; stream; read, and grow with family and friends over time across ages and cities. Whether you are moving out for the first time, juggling work and family, having your mates sleep over, or aging in place, the "versatilis" will grow with you.
It is unashamedly functional in form, with the thinking in the details and cleanness of geometry and joinery. The design dimensions minimises waste and machine reconfigurations. Where possible, traditional timber joinery and end-grain are expressed to showcase the craft. All back and side panels can be unscrewed and packed into the base storage along with the cushions ready-to-move. Behind the cushions on the side panels are integrated USB charging stations and shelf for gadgets, with the depth dimensions able to accommodate your morning coffee mug. A steel trimmed edge reinforces the base of each unit and provides a subtle flush detail between materials.
From marine ply; to non-timber veneers; to stains, paints, fabrics and graffiti art, the "versatilis" welcomes user customisation and creative participation. Everyone can upload their individual style, with limited prints and fabrication runs by emerging, and established artists. This is the versatility of timber and specifically, laminated timber ply.