“The comfort of the working environment must compete with that of the home,” says designer Iiro Viljanen from Martela.“When the working environment is cleverly designed and the furniture is attractive as well as functional, the office becomes a more attractive place to be.”
Working environments have been taking design inspiration from the home for quite some time now and it doesn’t look like this trend is about to end. These days, furniture that is primarily designed for office use can also appeal to consumers who are interested in interior design for the home. One example is a new product designed by Viljanen: the Scoop sofa table.
Scoop is light and easy to move, has simple Scandinavian lines and a relaxed feel.
“Scoop is very adaptable and versatile. It is very well suited to areas where informal meetings take place where it can function as a normal sofa table or almost any type of supplementary table.”
Viljanen thinks the Scoop tables look great placed together in groups.
“I also like the idea that the table’s metal legs are available in all of the colours in our Inspiring Colours range. My favourite table top option is the black one,” says Viljanen.
The tables in the range come in two different heights and there are six different table top options. In addition to oak, ash and laminate some of the models are available with a painted metallic table top.