Karim Rashid Has Created Seating That’s Designed To Facilitate Conversation

This large lobby seating arrangement was designed by Karim Rashid, who was inspired to create a furniture piece that would facilitate conversation. #FurnitureDesign #LobbyFurniture #Design

 

In order to address the social alienation that contract design can impose on public spaces, Karim Rashid has designed ‘Heartbeat’.

 

The shape and direction of the alternating seating resembles a wave or a pulse, keeping guests from being seated back to back, and makes it effortless to spark interaction. The name ‘Heartbeat’ suggests sharing a “heart to heart” with your fellow human being.

This large lobby seating arrangement was designed by Karim Rashid, who was inspired to create a furniture piece that would facilitate conversation. #FurnitureDesign #LobbyFurniture #Design


Designed for furniture manufacturer nienkämper, ‘Heartbeat’ has three distinct seating elements: straight, concave, and convex, and each seat can be re-positioned to created different layouts.


This large lobby seating arrangement was designed by Karim Rashid, who was inspired to create a furniture piece that would facilitate conversation. #FurnitureDesign #LobbyFurniture #Design


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This large lobby seating arrangement was designed by Karim Rashid, who was inspired to create a furniture piece that would facilitate conversation. #FurnitureDesign #LobbyFurniture #Design

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