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TRAFFIC bench for Komserwis

Komserwis

TRAFFIC bench

 

City dynamics requires creative solutions.

 

A model intended for spaces in which every single minute counts. Special connectors allow to put benches in longer sets, like in the Tetris game.

 

Feel yourself like a consummate player and create a unique solution for a specific space. Lightweight design with a modern character and modularity will make the bench highlight dynamics of the urban game.

 

TRAFFIC is located on the crossroad of modern design and nobly finished materials.
CUSTOMER:
Komserwis
DESIGNERS:
Jadwiga Husarska-Sobina, Magdalena Pasternak, Szymon Walasik, Stefan Hamiga
DATE
Listopad 5, 2018

Paged Meble – Omni desk

Paged Meble

Omni desk

The very important element of the Omni collection was the desk. The idea was to create a small, minimalist desk for a home office with functional storage cabinets and drawers.
In order to check the needs of users, we have used social media, where we asked people whether they like the desk with open or closed lockers. Thanks to a multimedia survey conducted on facebook, we have reached over 30,000 people.

 

The users chose a desk with closed lockers, so we designed this version.

Due to the small size of the desk, the desk can also function as a dressing table. Moreover, it’s very easy to adapt to any interior. The challenge we faced was to design a niche where the cable or power supply could be hidden.
Additionally, thanks to ergonomic analysis, desk drawers were designed to not interfere with the user while sitting and also to help to organize the workplace quickly.
Omni Desk has rounded oak legs and a desktop which has distinctive split. The niche is made of solid oak, while the desktop is white. According to recent observations and trends, people prefer bright spaces and bright colors which help lighten flats, especially small ones. In addition, the desk box modules can be moved to different place.
CUSTOMER:
Paged Meble
AWARDS:
Must Have 2018
DESIGNERS:
Jadwiga Husarska-Sobina, Klaudia Kasprzak
DATE
April 5, 2018

Aldo – Paged

It was the Paged furniture factory that commissioned us to design Aldo. Jadwiga Husarska-Sobina had already created several award-winning chairs (X-Chair, Boomerango, Polonia). Aldo itself is the 50th chair in Jadwiga’s portfolio.

 

We began the designing with work meetings and briefings with the employees of Paged responsible for the creation of the new project. Together we have established project objectives and selected the personnel to oversee the project.

 

The chair has been designed by the designing team consisting of Jadwiga Husarska-Sobina and Magdalena Paleczna.

 

Choosing the material for Aldo was the key stage of the creative process. After a detailed analysis of the available solutions, the designers decided on beech wood.

 

Aldo owes its distinctiveness to the properties of beech wood. The chair has been designed in such a way, that the legs and the backrest be made from a single piece of wood.

At the same time, the seats are easily stackable. In this way, the furniture occupies little space when not used, allowing the maintenance personnel to clean the surfaces in a comfortable way and save space when being transported. It is of particular significance in the case of designing products for contract markets.

Owing to the used beech wood, Aldo is light and handy.

 

When designing Aldo, the designers combined Paged’s expectations, the classical principals of design, and their own idea of giving it a bentwood form. The chair corresponds to Windsor chairs in a smart way – both the pieces of furniture have backrests that spread to create the shape of a peacock’s tail.

 

The Aldo chair is hand-manufactured in the famous Paged factory of bentwood forms in Jasienica.

Hoppa for Bellamy

 

The Bellamy company, a well-known and respected across the whole Europe producer of children’s furniture has asked us to design a collection for them.

 

Who knows it best, how a perfect bed, desk or wardrobe for a child should like?

 

Parents, of course. That is why we approached them first when beginning the works on the new collection. Through numerous interviews, we have gained priceless remarks and suggestions.

 

What did the parents expect the most? Furniture that is durable and would serve children for as long as possible. But how can parents’ wishes be granted, if their kids grow so fast?

 

Intensive brainstorms in our office brought us the desired result: a perfect combination of children’s needs, parents’ dreams and our ideas.

 

The most important feature of the Hoppa collection is that each of the pieces of furniture grows along with the child. As the months go by, the furniture can be modified in such a way, to serve new purposes, adequately to the new needs of the room’s inhabitant.

 

The bed can be turned into a couch. The ladder at the bed can serve as an organizer or a wall for hanging containers. The sides of the bed will become the top of a desk. The clothes rack in the wardrobe can be lifted and adjusted to the child’s height. In this way, Hoppa becomes furniture both for toddlers and older kids.

 

The additional shelf for an electric nanny is a solution offered in response to parents’ expectations. First, the shelf is mounted to the bed and then can be used as a wall shelf.

 

The whole collection features slightly rounded shapes, inspired by Scandinavian style. Northern influence also reveals itself in the pastel colors of the furniture.

 

The collection is complemented by the bookcase, chest of drawers and wardrobe, all designed by us. All furniture from the Hoppa collection is rounded, thus being safer for a child. It is made of birch plywood and white furniture board. It is vital for a child’s balanced development that it have contact with natural wood and other natural materials from the earliest years.

 

All the paints used for the finishing of the Hoppa collection have proper approvals, rendering them suitable for kids.

QBL – furniture system for the ski rental

The collection of furniture designed for the ski rental includes: service desk, check-in, ski rack and benches.

 

The inspiration for finishing the furniture were alpine huts made of natural materials such as wood or stone.

 

The greatest challenge for us was to consider very difficult conditions that furniture will be exposed to such as very high intensity of use, high risk of scratching through sharp ski edges as well as ubiquitous water.

 

The design assumption was the use of appropriate materials that guarantee durability and high quality of furniture. We used stainless steel, waterproof plywood and top quality veneer with a natural wood structure. The top was covered with milled rubber, non-slip. We decided on a minimalistic form of furniture, which gives the possibility of personalization of selected fronts and finishes.

 

Thanks to functional solutions, we have established and accelerated the operation of ski rental services. We have created a place for assembly tools or an innovative solution for draining water from the worktop.

Paged Meble – Omni chair

So far our client has been producing furniture for houses interiors, mainly for bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms, and also hotels. And this time we were asked to design a collection dedicated to the home office.

 

The assumption of the project was to use the technological possibilities of the factories in Jasienica and Sędziszów, which belong to our client. Moreover, we wanted to use soft forms such as comfortable upholstered seats and natural materials.

 

First of all, we have proposed a plywood chair because the plywood has cushioning properties, so the backrest fits perfectly and supports the entire surface of the back.

 

Omni chair has slightly curly finishings. It has three bases to choose from. A rotating office base, rotating base on four stationary legs and stationary base with wooden legs and lower backrest.

 

Personalization possibilities make the Omni not only an office chair but also a hotel chair or restaurant chair. The version with wooden legs perfectly warms up the home interior.

Akukuu – modular furniture

Akukuu ordered the design of the furniture by Husarska Design Studio because the ones available on the market did not suit to its tastes and their quality wasn’t satisfying. Our customer did not want to equip the rooms with furniture made of plastic or bought in the supermarkets, but he wanted furniture which would be made of good and natural materials.

 

The furniture was designed for two different areas. One of them is the birthday area. The rooms can be transformed depending on how many children will be participating in the birthday party. The triangle-shaped tables can be array of squares or rectangles, so it is possible to arrange the space in many ways. For example, in the playroom can be carried out children’s drawing workshops.

 

We have also designed small stools which are also easy to move and space can be rearranged. However, it is not the stool that dominates the room. The most important piece of furniture is the throne for the birthday boy or girl. The throne is available in three variants. One was designed for girls, the other was for boys, while the third one was universal.

 

The thrones are suited to the rooms. There are three types of birthday rooms: for girls in the mint-pink color scheme, universal (navy style) in the red tones and navy blue, and the third one in the green and yellow coloring. The UV lamps and the UV finishes which are placed on the wall, change the area to the outer space look. Each of the thrones is illuminated so the children have the impression that the thrones on which they sit are as extraordinary as the moment they celebrate.

 

There are also modular counters which have one base and a number of items that can be added to suit the various needs of the playroom. It is also possible to change their color. By designing modular furniture space can be changed.

Akukuu – space and furnishing design

We wanted to create a distinguishable space for children which would not only be a great place to play, but also a place to educate. Therefore we introduced a concept of the ‘planets’ (rooms) and we came up with a character of Henry the Rabbit, who travels between these planets and is a guide for children.

 

The children can use a room just to have fun or they can use one of multimedia rooms, where they can play educational games. Each of play areas has different functionality and color theme, so it is easy for a child to see in which space he is it right now.

 

The main function of the playroom is to be a space where birthday parties are organized. For the needs of each room, we have designed modular furniture which helps to adjust the space to the needs of the children’s activities. The key point of each of the three birthday rooms is the throne, which towers over the other furniture and every birthday boy or girl can feel like a king or a queen.

 

All enclosed spaces have holes in the walls resembling rabbit burrows, or craters. This design was introduced to prevent that a child would feel isolated from other playroom spaces. This is an unusual solution, as commonly playrooms are separated from all other rooms.

 

Another important area was the space for parents. In this area tables and chairs were designed for parents to have some coffee, or grab a snack and get to know each other. At each table, there are three chairs which encourage a situation in which people get acquainted with each other. The odd number of chairs makes people be more willing to sit down and talk (Edward T. Hall).

 

We also designed puffs and benches in different areas of the playroom. The puffs are lightweight and easy to carry, so staff can move them into different rooms. Parents can sit down and observe how their children play. The benches are located in places where one might have to sit longer for example while changing shoes in the locker room, or in the multimedia room, where children’s play takes longer.

 

The changing rooms are also featured with modular lockers that lock up the automatic lock system. They are grouped by color to make it easier to identify the cabinet with a watch. Their size and height have been adjusted to the parents’ height, including shorter women, who are most likely to walk with children to the playroom. (The highest shelf must open by the shortest woman).

 

One of the difficulties was to reconcile the assembly of electronic locks in changing rooms because it reduced the space inside a cabinet. Each addition of the slab also made the place smaller. That is why we tried to adjust the size of the cabinets so that they were ergonomic, spacious, and fitted with automatic opening systems.

 

The plywood moldings that we could use in the project had to be suitable for children’s needs. Most of the moldings available on the market were too large, but we managed to design our own mold and produce furniture without sacrificing the ergonomics, or limiting children’s needs.

Maxliving – Infinity

 

The Infinity module bedroom has been designed with its users’ changing needs in mind. It features upholstered headboard modules which can be added at any time, depending on the size of the room.

 

At the beginning of the project, we asked ourselves, what does the space around our bed usually look like, what items are in its vicinity and what do we keep next to ourselves before and after we have gone to sleep. That’s why it was important to ensure, for example, a spot for a mobile phone, charging electronic devices, a spot where you can put a book or a cup of tea.

 

The bedroom and the headboard surround their user, creating a cosy ambience. They can be twisted to form a screen or be placed directly against a wall. The bedroom has been designed with the use of materials such as wood and high-quality upholstery, finished with bright-coloured leather. It symbolises the MaxLiving philosophy, where only natural materials of the highest quality are used.

 

The bed’s sizes match standard types of mattresses offered by various producers.

 

Additionally, the bed features a platform, making it easy to keep the space underneath the bed clean.

 

This piece of furniture has rounded elements, preventing even the heaviest of sleepers from bumping against the edges.

 

The chest of drawers is a part of the project. It features an upholstered front side, it is soft and cosy.

 

The project has received an accolade in a contest organised by Max-Fliz.

THE SILESIAN PARK IN KATOWICE – PARK EQUIPMENT DESIGN

 

Jadwiga Rataj and Jadwiga Husarska have been approached by the Śląski Park in Katowice and asked to design module equipment for the park.

 

The first phase of the project were the interviews with the park’s users and a wide-scale sociological research developed and coordinated by sociologist Dr. Paulina Rojek-Adamska.

 

The research concerned the needs of the users of the biggest park in Europe.

 

The facility consists of numerous zones of various functionality, and to identify the needs related to the exploitation of all the zones, first, we had to determine the park’s users’ needs.

 

The analysis allowed us to better determine their needs. Not only in terms of equipment (rubbish bins, benches) but also facilitations like, for instance, a place for walking the dog (dog toilets) and bike stands.

 

People have the need to meet and get to know each other – to spend time with each other. There had been no places in the park before which would facilitate in establishing inter-personal relations. That is why we took psychological aspects into consideration when designing the park’s infrastructure.

 

We have designed a series of module benches, depending on the site at the park where they were to be placed – in woodlands, more open spaces, or next to main alleys.

 

The research results have shown us that people have a strong need for resting. That is why we have designed benches in vantage points for resting and benches at the entrance to the Zoo for a short-term rest. The latter offer a half-laying, half-sitting position.

 

The location of the park is also worth mentioning here, as it is situated on the border of three cities: Chorzów, Katowice, and Siemianowice Śląskie and is adjacent to the Silesian Stadium.

 

The analysis has shown that some areas of the park are more dangerous than others and incite a higher level of vandalism. Pathological situations occurring there are a result of poor lighting conditions, closeness to the stadium and less comfortable benches.

 

We have developed a better lighting solution for the areas requiring it and selected various sizes of rubbish bins, depending on the users’ needs.

 

When designing the bench sets we have also included tables which can be used for playing chess and serve as eating tables.

 

The inspiration for the furniture were organic forms growing out of the ground. The color of the concrete has been adapted to the specific characteristics of the Silesian region – it has been dimmed in the attempt to resemble coal.

 

The concrete has been appropriately strengthened and its parameters will significantly extend the lifespan of the accouterments.

 

We have selected specially impregnated pine wood which would be easy to replace and maintain by the park workers.

 

Two concept designs have been published on the websites related to the Silesian region, where its inhabitants could decide which of the concepts they liked better.

 

The Champion collection, shown on the right, was chosen by the public.