Soft Work

by Barber & Osgerby for Vitra

Barber & Osgerby present their latest seating system for Vitra at this year’s Orgatec, Soft Work. Not since the introduction of computers have office structures and work habits undergone such radical changes. With the proliferation of freelance careers and the introduction of “hot desking” people can now work almost anywhere however finding locations that work for the user is not always as easy.

Barber & Osgerby present their latest seating system for Vitra at this year’s Orgatec, Soft Work.

Barber & Osgerby present their latest seating system for Vitra at this year’s Orgatec, Soft Work.

 After two-years of research and development Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby have developed a system where the workstation is focused around a seating landscape, rather than an environment centered around desks. This development combines expertise from home, office and public sectors and offers a versatile platform for both individuals and teams.

The workstation is going the same way as the dining room – it’s disappearing as an archetype. The desk has had its day. With mobile technology you need a place to sit occasionally, or a comfortable place to hang out.’– Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby

Vitra at this year’s Orgatec,

Vitra at this year’s Orgatec

Barber & Osgerby present their latest seating system for Vitra at this year’s Orgatec, Soft Work.

Barber & Osgerby present their latest seating system for Vitra at this year’s Orgatec, Soft Work.


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