You can tell a modern office by the fact that it doesn’t look like one. Boundaries between departments are lifted, and people collaborate in different groups with every new task. These are the requirements that provided the basis for a furniture series conceived by Bene in collaboration with the London based design studio Pearson Lloyd. With its emotional design and intelligent detailing, TIMBA is for teams that place focus on creative processes and interaction. A lot of interaction
Wood is the key characteristic design element of TIMBA. Using solid oak was a very conscious choice for the designers of TIMBA. It is the type of wood that gives furniture a natural and warm radiance, which has an impact on any environment. The name was chosen due to its phonetic similarity to the word "timber".
One special detail of the TIMBA Table is the clever swivel plate in the middle of the table top. It provides elegant cover for the recessed hollow of the “Power Bowl” and its power and network connections. At the same time, the swivel plate fulfils a function as a decorative tray that can host pens, notebooks, and other accessories, even a birthday cake.
TIMBA was developed for an open type of cooperation that is done at a shared table; it fills precisely that gap between informal collaboration and the formal setting delivered by traditional meeting rooms.
Tom Lloyd, Designer