Causeways enable ergonomic freedom.
The different heights encourage users to assume one of three different positions: sitting, standing or leaning.
The Club Series offer a variety of seating opportunities for relaxed reception lounges, areas for waiting and relaxing, libraries and meetings. The round form provides lumbar support and comfortable armrests.
Media integration is a major plus in general for PARCS: intelligently used, it supports mo-bile working and professional presentations. The lighting has also been carefully planned. Illumination not only provides light but also subtly defines each individual space.
The idea for the Toguna comes from Mali in West Africa, where it is a gathering place for village elders to take their decisions.
The Wing Chair and Wing Sofa evoke memories of the traditional wingback chair. Lateral headrests provide shielding and enable concentrated discussions and focussed work. Or recreation.
It is a unique furniture programme able to create an inspiring work environment that promotes spontaneous exchange, personal encounters and team work.
In the PARCS collection, PearsonLloyd wanted to give people a real choice of space and experience, so that they were not dictating how or where people should work. They did not want to presume that they knew what would be comfortable for a particular type or length of meeting. It was more that thex wanted to facilitate a different type of use, a different type of interaction, a different type of communication.
Bene is celebrating 10 years of PARCS with a new and exclusive fabric collection which brings not only colour, but also patterns into the office. The fabric collections AGENCY (design by Sarah Moriss & Maharam Design Studio) and REFELX (design by Raf Simons) from our partner KVADRAT turn PARCS Causeway, PARCS Wingchair and PARCS Pop Up Stool into eye-catchers in every interior.
In 2009 a new kind of furniture was launched: PARCS inspired unconventional office layouts, breaking out from established formats and routines. Jointly developed by the London design duo PearsonLloyd, it defined a new style of office interaction – informal, inspirational and communicative. We celebrate 10 years of PARCS and revisit the background to this success story.
London design duo Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd talk about designing the PARCS Toguna Circle and explain how little changes can have such a dramatic effect.
Their aim is to transform the office into a more humane, liveable and inspirational place. They question the technoid aesthetic that tends to dominate in working environments – an approach they share with the office furniture expert Bene.