Tell us about the design approach behind the FourLikes Furniture range
The Fourlikes modular zoning system is created from a holistic design approach. Considerations like ergonomics, acoustic and visual privacy are all part of the functionality of the furniture. It is also about aesthetics and design language.
The furniture must engage and invite the user. It’s an intangible feeling, hard to describe, but you know it when it is there. Soft seating furniture teamed with clever arch heights and seam finishes is instantly inviting. It softens the look. Even though the FourLikes modules are based on a square box principle, the design language is comfortable, userfriendly and engaging.
All the FourLikes modules have an ”active” seat height. This means you can replace an ordinary chair with a Fourlikes module and still have an ergonomically correct work position. Furthermore, this range is designed to coexist with Four Design’s other furniture families.
What can you tell us about the new additions and design features?
All the new additions; Wall Bench, FourMeet and angular Scooter modules, are all about creating versatile workspaces while at the same time solving some of our space problems at work.
The Wall Bench utilises space to the fullest while enabling seats for more people. Placed against a wall, you feel safe because you do not have your back exposed, and you have a clear overview of the room decreasing amygdala activation and fear-based defence mechanisms.
The FourMeet module allows for comfortable meetings, concentrated work or just time to reflect. Within this visual and acoustic enclosure, there is free movement which gives an interactive dynamic in a face-to-face meeting. Not only does this piece of furniture interact with people physically, it also interacts with the room in which it is placed. A significant design feature is the vertical backrest. Straight against a wall, it leaves no redundant space, which is precisely what I have been trying to achieve with this piece.
The new single back scooter module has a fun and completely different visual expression, which makes it stand out in the room. It is mobile, and you can interact with it in various ways. You can sit backwards or frontwards. As a lounge chair, office chair or just an extra seat.