E-QUO | Bench By True Design
Multi-layer wood bench seating with USB
The office is an increasingly active and dynamic scenario characterized by ever-changing working methods. This is why the traditional furnishing elements (desk and armchair) are gradually joined, if not replaced, by new realities such as armchairs, sofas or modular poufs on which many of today's operational activities can be carried out.
E-quo is placed in this climate of continuous research and revolution of the working standards.
A new, anomalous and hybrid object. A seat that is halfway between the stool, the bench and the fence.
"The first real inspiration came from the Salone del Mobile in Milan. I noticed how the super snacks that decorate the corridors of the fair became the place not only for rest, but also for phone calls, reading, short meetings or lunch breaks. Over the years, I myself have presented various projects on those very metal superdots!
E-quo is certainly the result of subtraction, a seat, a place of work reduced to a minimum, only the essential to be able to carry out our activities, because often the excess of superstructures is a useless constraint to human action.
The design intervention was aimed precisely at making the object more attractive, comfortable and functional without betraying its minimal soul.
E-quo is also the place of freedom. First, because I decide how to use it, I can sit, I can stand, I can use it on horseback or as a support surface. Secondly, because it performs its function in a discreet and not at all invasive way, it does not envelop me, it does not force me, it does not swallow me. I can just sit down and leave. "
E-quo has a very small seat at a height of about 60 cm and is therefore designed for a temporary stop in a semi-upright position.
The concept is to bring into the work environment what you usually do outdoors when you "lean" on a wall to make a phone call, take notes or navigate on a tablet.
E-quo is the outcome of a design process that starts from the observation of spontaneous human behaviour and develops new living possibilities and therefore new furnishing accessories.
E-quo is equipped with electrical wiring and usb that allow, during the stay, to recharge the electronic devices.
Multilayer beechwood bench installed on steel beam and legs, covered with solid ashwood.