The Windowseat Lounge by Mike & Maaike Provides Sneaky Privacy

By: Meghan Young - Published: Jun 12, 2013 • References: mikeandmaaike & design-milk
The Windowseat Lounge has an unorthodox silhouette that some may find mystifying. Despite its traditional backrest and base, the Windowseat Lounge boasts a rectangular enclosure that promotes privacy in a fun way. Unlike other similar designs, there is a break between the backrest and enclosure that allows the sitter to play a game of peak and boo with friends and strangers.

Designed by Mike & Maaike for furniture producer Hawthorne, the Windowseat Lounge is part of the Hawthorne collection. Inspired by common architectural elements including walls and ceilings, it explores "the idea of sub-architectural space, creating a room-within-a-room complete with its own unique perspective," as written on the studio's website.

Perfect for the home or office, the Windowseat Lounge boasts a foam-padded rigid steel frame. It comes in three colors: yellow, black and white. Stats for Peak-a-Boo Seating Trending: Older & Buzzing
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