In the planning of the contract departments and headquarters of IOC (International Office Concept), a division of Lema Group in New York, the studio Gensler has introduced surface textiles from G.T.DESIGN’s Loughi collection. The texture of the indistinct chromatism of Luoghi rugs complements its natural woolen fibre.
Hand-woven and painted with non-uniform brushstrokes of transparent colours, the textiles add a warm tone to conference rooms and head offices. Within the grey and green hues of the irregular pattern an oasis for the gaze is formed, relaxing the eye while hours pass amid emails and conference calls. In the professional environment the textile design is among the primary elements that foster concentration and a sense of well-being. In fact the textile component is key in the development of a modern office, helping to generate a better sense of belonging and a positive personal relationship with the space.
In the height of the Smart Office’s fashionability, we look for models that are more open to the varied biological and psychological dynamics of the workforce. Rediscovering the value of ‘restorative niches’ allows for the appreciation of the emotional and personal needs of employees, respecting the part of us that favours a warm and welcoming ambience.
In this vein, the textile element of professional spaces is essential in the creation of a place (luoghi) in which it’s possible to recharge one’s energy and utilises, to the utmost, the potential of the worker. These new designs aim to facilitate the workplace with the quality of life that people expect today.
Designed by Deanna Comellini, designer and art director of the Bologna-based company, the elegant creations of G.T.DESIGN capture a brilliant explosion of colour, light and nature, enabling traditional craftmanship to meet contemporaneity through experimentation and innovation.