Philippe Malouin challenges office furniture archetypes with Industrial Office collection

The Executive Chair pairs leather cushions with a hollow-section steel frame

The Executive Chair pairs leather cushions with a hollow-section steel frame

Designer Philippe Malouin has used industrial materials including dyed nylon and polyurethane-coated steel to create an experimental collection of office furniture and accessories.

Based on an in-depth study of how workplace furniture has evolved over the years, the Industrial Office collection comprises a complete executive office suite, containing everything from a desk and sideboard to a pen pot and book ends.

Malouin, who is based in London, is presenting the designs at the 2019 edition of Design Miami/Basel, with New York gallery Salon 94 Design.

The designer chose to fabricate the furniture, lighting and accessories using a palette of industrial materials, which lends the collection its bold spectrum of colours.

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"We have been working on office projects for a while and this show embodies some of the research we have done," the designer told Dezeen.

"I was interested in studying archetypes and challenging them with different materials with specific functions attributed to them."