We may like it or not, but the introduction of mobile communication devices has permanently changed the way we consider the spaces in which we live and work. As homes increasingly make room for studios, offices progressively try to achieve a more domestic look and feel. This growing trend has been picked up by Italian office-furniture manufacturer Pedrali, which recently developed a collection that fits well in both environments.
Sturdy but stylish, the overall Pedrali office-furniture concept is based on the idea that separating work and home life no longer makes sense. The traditional ‘ergonomic’ chairs, functional tables and chests of drawers don’t fit new environments. Nor do overly-designed products. Colour, for instance, is welcome as long as it does not turn the area into a playground. And natural materials should mix together with high-tech ones to provide the necessary home feel.