The Office + Retrofit Collection Saves Old Office Pieces

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 29, 2011 • References: sovrappensiero & design-milk
Office furniture can often be incredibly uninspired, therefore inspiring a re-imagining of these classic seats, desks and cabinets such as what is seen in the Office + Retrofit collection. This line features dissected old work furniture that has been put back together in unique ways.

Created by Italy-based Sovrappensiero Design Studio for office furniture company Manerba, the Office + Retrofit collection is essentially a 'recovery intervention,' as described by the designers, so that Manerba can reuse their stock of old office furniture. Quirky and contemporary, the design manages to breath life into these otherwise impersonal and institutional furniture pieces.

Casual and cheap, the Office + Retrofit collection is comprised of chairs, desks and cabinets that fly in the face of traditional office spaces. I especially like the use of greenery in some of them. Stats for Re-Imagined Work Furniture Trending: Older & Buzzing
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