This alluring product facilitates meaningful interactions
Crafted by Snøhetta – Summit is a piece of furniture built on the idea that one simply requires intimacy to connect and share with others.
With home office, isolation and lockdown becoming familiar concepts today, the need for socializing has grown across the globe. Amid this transition – a social object ‘Summit’ by internationally renowned practice Snøhetta sees the light of day.
Skillfully exploring the idea of a tool to facilitate open and less-prescribed sharing, they designed a geometric building block system to be manipulated and played with to create the right dynamic based on the need of each situation whether it be a – lecture, meeting or even momentary break.
“Summit is simply a result of a behavioral-led design forum on the theme sharing – organized by +Halle in 2019” says Snøhetta.
A spatial tool – this eclectic interactive product is inspired by the playfulness of natural escalation, as well as the inherent behavior of social amphitheaters or open Spanish steps.
As a cushioned indoor mountain range, it’s created as a modular furniture featuring – warmth, a soft surface and natural shapes.
Brilliantly comprising five unique modules, the system can be assembled as both small objects and larger installations, spanning a multitude of – levels, curves and directions, forming an interior landscape to explore.
Simple in its form, it can become – a small staircase, a curved rising or a wavy ridge – depending on the preferred environment.
Without increasing the footprint of the furniture, it has the ability to continuously redefine a space.
The upholstery, stitching and cushioning of this minimalistic object is done with great detailing, creating colorful comfortable furniture.
“Its versatility and modularity enable not just flexibility in use, but also encourages users to play and explore” Snøhetta adds.