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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.

Pedrali was commission by Google to furbish a new European HQ in Dublin


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Malmö table by Cazzaniga, Mandelli and Pagliarulo

Pedrali’s greatest achievement – despite all the design awards (the Malmö series of furniture, tables and chairs has, for example, received the Good Design Awards and the Red Dot Design Award 2013) – was certainly the recent commission by Google to furnish its new European HQ in Dublin, designed by Camenzind Evolution with Henry J. Lyons Architect.

The campus includes five restaurants, 42 micro-kitchens, play areas, a fitness centre, swimming pool and more than 400 informal meeting rooms that look like living rooms. Pedrali chairs, tables, modular seating systems and cupboards were used in all of them.

Beatrice Feliz

Malmö armchair by Cazzaniga, Mandelli and Pagliarulo
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