What would happen if a piece of furniture was also a room? This question spurs Dutch brand Prooff and the Ear Chair by Studio Makkink & Bey. Furniture used to mark spatial arrangement within open plan interiors is not a particularly novel notion (see Frank Lloyd Wright, for example). However, in the corporate or public environment, the Ear Chair has been designed to allow for private conversational groupings where individualized spaces are not possible. The chair was originally conceived for Dutch insurance company Interpolis, before going to full production this year. (via Dezeen).

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curated mag - Ear Chair by Studio Makkink & Bey

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