Smalltalk - a Refuge for Conversation and Creativity
Smalltalk is a unique piece of furniture created by OFFECCT in collaboration with Ste- fan Sjölander and Pierre Sindre from CREO Architects. CREO ARK got the inspiration for Smalltalk when they saw the need to create secluded spaces in open office interiors of today.
The result is Smalltalk, which can be described as a higher table enclosed by a sound absorbing screen, where you as an individual employee can talk on the phone or perform other tasks that requires solitude and silence.
“The shape has changed during the design process, but the initial idea was to get inspiration from typical architectural expressions. Our choice fell on a lamp with its lampshade creating a secluded milieu for discussions and other tasks” says Pierre Sindre, CREO Arkitekter.
“We were also inspired by the street lamp, whose light beam creates space and security in outdoor environments” continues Pierre Sindre.
Smalltalk is built on a metal frame, a higher table, a rubber mat and a screen of a sound absorbing material. The fact that the screen is folded, or pleated if you like, breaks the sound waves very efficiently and thus creates a kind of a refuge where one can go away for conversation and creativity.
“We have been working with several projects where the need to create smaller rooms in a larger open office was evident. We are impressed by the professional- ism and cordiality shown by OFFECCT all through the development process” concludes Pierre Sindre, CREO Arkitekter.
About CREO Arkitekter
CREO Arkitekter is a Swedish architect firm principally engaged in the planning of public interiors, where technology often is integrated in CREO ARK’s solutions.