Flexible Fields

2016-10-13

The flexible, modular Fields range of furniture is the latest of Kinnarps’ product launches and one of the building blocks of the Next Office™ concept. Fields creates opportunities for individual customisation of a workplace to suit everybody’s different characteristics and needs. We had a few words with Olle Gyllang, the architect behind the design from Propeller Design AB.

HOW WAS THE IDEA OF FIELDS BORN?
”The Fields concept is based on precise analyses and strategies carried out by Kinnarps. So when we was brought into the project they already knew what they wanted, and my task – together with the team at Kinnarps – was to find a solution to a need that had already been identified.” 

WHAT IS THE IDEA BEHIND THE DESIGN?
”A large part of the work of developing Fields was to create good conditions for different work needs and activity types. From getting away on your own so that you can work and concentrate with no distractions, or a quiet break, to meetings in small groups. From the private to the social, where both individuals and groups can find the space they need. So the concept consists of a large number of modules and functions where all the parts can be combined to tailor furnishing and interior design to suit the customer’s needs and wishes. Our idea was to find an expression where all these combination options are possible and at the same time work in terms of form. A balance between the soft, organic seating elements and the more angular screens.”

WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO FURNISH WITH FIELDS?
”As I see it, we have created the building blocks and opportunities for the architect, on the basis of space, need and context, to design a good functional environment with a lot of variation in both expression and use.” 

WHAT ARE YOU MOST SATISFIED WITH?
”The whole and the details. I think Fields represents the new Kinnarps well.”