A living room should be as it suggests, a ‘living room’; a space within the home dedicated and faithful to the flow and movement of people and vibrant conversation. Regrettably, degrading social patterns of interaction and the emerging dissolution of the family cluster has effectuated increasing reclusion and disengagement among family members.
Can objects and entities around the living room play a role in reversing such trends? Can they engage users in the sharing of lives and transcend the quality and experience of the living space?
By infusing emotive qualities and extracting silhouettes and curves from human postures to form different ‘characters’, the series of floor loungers are not only exciting and charming to the eyes but also whimsically cast the impression of people in conversation with one another. They grace the floor without mention or measure of time, in continuous and harmonious dialogue within the space.
A series of floor furniture
The inspiration for the floor loungers and low tables draws its roots from traditional Asian culture. Daily routines of work and play were all performed on the floor and this planar surface was considered an important living domain and space.
The furniture pieces were designed to allow one to remain close to the ground whilst appreciating the casualness and cosiness of such an informal sitting arrangement.
By Brian Law and Tan Sixiu.