If the OFIS Collection by chmara.rosinke vaguely reminds you of LEGO bricks, Minecraft, or Jenga, let it be known that it’s completely intentional! There’s a common consensus that making objects curved allows them to look less threatening and more playful, but the OFIS shows that if done right, the opposite is just as true!
Constructed from timber, and colored with strictly monochrome hues, the OFIS Collection’s furniture promotes a sense of fun and relaxation. The collection, which includes a swivel chair, a kneeling stool, desk, chaise-longue, and standing luminaire, follows a somewhat Constructivist-meets-Memphis 2.0 design approach, and questions everything we know about form and its relationship with comfort as well as spaces. Even the name OFIS flouts the traditional spelling, showing how the collection looks at reinterpreting our “professional” and “serious” relationship with our office and its artifacts. The collection debuted after the COVID-19 pandemic rocked the world, as a way of making the office appear more benign. As these professional workspaces began infiltrating our homes and sacred spaces, designers Ania Rosinke and Maciej Chmara felt the term ‘office furniture’ needed an absolute makeover. With the OFIS series of furniture, chmara.rosinke hope to ‘soften the edges’ of the ‘hard’-working attitude we’re supposed to embody at work… even though the furniture pieces themselves showcase hard, blocky, geometric forms!
Designers: Ania Rosinke and Maciej Chmara of Studio chmara.rosinke