Space-Saving Seating

Space can be a limiting factor when it comes to furnishing the interiors of commercial spaces, with communal areas being restricted or seating being placed in walkways causing an inconvenience and proving a hazard. The Landing aims to offer a solution to this space-related problem, and it does so in an unobtrusive and rather ingenious manner.

Landing’s designers recognized that seating doesn’t have to be a permanent feature; occasional and short use leads to the items of furniture being a hindrance rather than a help. Landing consists of two basic sound-absorbent modules: a flat one 60 x 60 cm in size with an element upholstered with 10-mm-thick foam and covered in fabric and an equally large three-dimensional moulded relief element that can be used in three ways depending on the way it’s fitted: as a shelf (with an additional powder-coated steel surface), rotated vertically by 90° as an upright method of creating a zone, providing a screen or a cosy corner for leaning on and turned 180° horizontally to perch on. The modules are placed in assembly frames and can be used in any number of combinations. They improve acoustics, create little corners for chats or phone calls, offer spaces to leave drinks or smartphones and take the strain off people’s feet. The covers come in seven standard colors to tap into more design options and allow Landing to be used as color-coded signage systems.

Designer: Rudolph Schelling Webermann for Wilkhahn