Parallel / seating system
Parallel is a seating system based on the most modest seating element : the bench. As its open surface offers access from both sides, this typology is a synonym of conviviality and helps to create places where people meet, talk and work together.
Designed as a seating area for brief usage, Parallel blends into public spaces where its wooden quality brings warmth and a feeling of home.
In order to fulfill different needs for every space, the wooden bench can accommodate add-ons. These fit in the linear space between the upper planks. Therefore, they can be moved along the seat to offer various placements.
To bring more comfort, cushions of different sizes and colors can easily be inserted on the rail. Parallel becomes a real expressive tool in a room, able to fit the color identity of it. Tones can be mixed to compose a graphic element bringing a colorful rhythm.
To display items or segments, two pads enrich the system. The large one can hold information such as flyers, booklets or signs. Its generous tray can also provide decorative or functional purposes : showcasing plants, lightings or magazines (waiting rooms).
To divide the bench into personal seats, a small armrest is available, large enough to contain a cup or a phone.
The range of accessories is complete with a USB charger.
This project was supported by the Ikea Foundation.