The question Pierre Boulez asks rightly for music, can be applied to design discipline, to re-create the ways we work, to re-imagine better ways of doing things, to re-think the work habitat, rather like the state of permanent revolution.
‘Why compose works that have to be re-created every time they are performed ? Because definitive and once and for all developments seem no longer appropriate to musical thought as it is today, which is increasingly concerned with the investigation of a relative world, a ‘permanent discovering’, rather like the state of ‘permanent revolution’.
Pierrre Boulez /Third Piano Sonata / Orientations Points de repre, 1981
Koray Malhan, brand manager of Koleksiyon Office, offers innovative suggestions for the contemporary working culture, carrying his few years of research on the “Open Work” theme one step further. With this new approach, Koleksiyon is questioning common creation processes by “Open Work” themes inviting the architects, planners and specifiers as active participants to the development stages of work spaces which can be “finger prints” of each institution or company.
In the new office series developed for Koleksiyon, novel products are offered which can re-write the usual system of the office environment. The new series include designs formed by units or modules which can create enormous sizes or can be shaped just as a module and easily replaceable.
Designs such as; Oblivion, which can create an area within an area, Borges, which can offer working opportunity to tens of people by its user configurated axis, and products such as Cap, which isolates the environment only for the times that concentration is needed instead of isolating the staffs themselves, will create revolutionary differences and standard offices will be questioned.
The art direction of the main thema and design of one of the products Oblivion belongs to Koray Malhan, whereas the designs such as Cap, Borges, Vis and Tube, all belongs to Studio Kairos, the design team from Venice, who are all architects.
Oblivion (Design: Koray Malhan)
Once the integrity created by the differences is followed, you get Oblivion, a design that is substantially simple with a single material but that has also an inner vision within its serenity. Developing new working culture by allowing the creative vacancy, this design’s creation phase is actually not limited to the production. Envisaging the areas that are jointly designed by anyone participated to the process including the end user, Oblivion provides solutions to modern offices. As for the background, one might see the reflections of highbrows, art movements and pieces of 20th century; Oblivion adds artistic touches into the life. Having a life cycle with a structure open to the interpretation and improvisation; this designs creates alternative offices within the offices by being enwrapped like a bee hive thanks to its oval form.
Borges (Design: Studio Kairos)
On the contrary to uniform and motionless office desks, Studio Kairos design Borges shines out by offering original pattern and endless possibilities. The rack axis in the center constitutes the spine of the design. On this central axis, the working tables can be extended to be used as desks or meeting tables at different size and forms. It can also be possible to create individual working areas by giving place to “Cap” on the same axis which is one of the new designs of the same series. All these elements added upon the axis, can be mounted and displaced very easily by the user
Cap (Design: Studio Kairos)
Designed with the aim of creating personal areas in an open place, Cap was considered as a meeting point open to anyone while it does not belong to anyone in a complex office order. Being a serene working unit providing a peaceful harbor within a crowded open office area, Cap prevents the ambiance sound from entering inside thanks to its special textile cover and intensifies the concentration with the setup of the visual angle.
Vis (Design: Studio Kairos)
Being a storage system, Vis has a function providing motions to the environment by breaking uniform and two dimensional lines. Beyond being merely a volume, the “transparency” in the design of Vis with a light appearance created vertical and horizontal patterns is acquired via the details and special solutions related to the products architecture.
Tube (Design: Studio Kairos)
Inspired from the basic instinct of humankind “storing”, Tube is basically constituted by the same blocks and provided different arrangement opportunities. It breaks the closed volumes within a standard storing unit with various positive and negative zones and in the same time created an exposition zone. The arrangement of Tube is left to the needs and creativeness of the enterprises and end users.