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Refusal of Solid - Improving Work Through Imagination

Dusseldorf 20.09.2018. Koleksiyon, the brand for "architecture of furnishing", presented a novel portfolio for the New Work habitat at this year's Orgatec under the motto "Refusal of Solid". In collaboration with prominent architectural firms such as Jean-Michel Wilmotte from Paris, Schneider+Schumacher from Frankfurt, Rainlight from Los Angeles and Wertl Oberfell from Berlin, very independent designs have been created to promote the imagination at the workplace. That is Koleksiyon's ultimate goal.

The stand, designed by Koleksiyon's Chief Design Officer Koray Malhan, focused on the social construction of space and its influence on the production of ideas. In this context, the new products from the architects' offices can also be seen. The products, all in Koleksiyon's design tradition, are to be used primarily in new working environments. "Since work habits have a direct influence on our ability to generate inspiration and creativity, Koleksiyon wants to offer vital spaces and solutions that physically liberate the body and mind and hopefully also inspire the imagination," Malhan said at the stand. One example of this is Rainlight's Tabula/Rasa table and chair duo, in which art plays a decisive role. The table top can be used both as a table with a writable surface, and can easily be transformed to an easel. The matching stools Rasa resemble coloured brush strokes and can be used flexibly. With Tabula/Rasa the dynamics of a meeting can be changed intelligently and effortlessly from a conference situation to a brainstorming session. According to Koleksiyon's approach it is not the rooms that should define the ways of working, but rather the way of working that should define the space required.

Refusal of Solid
The theme of the exhibition stand "Refusal of Solid" is an idea that Koray Malhan has taken as a basis for the design process. "Refusal of Solid is a proposal that is more concerned with the design process than with the end product. The overall aim is to create a fluid, flexible and open design process so that the user can participate in the development process," Malhan said and added: "Not a single designer is the supreme power, but many authorities carry the responsibility.

In addition to products from Studio Kairos, the show featured the multifunctional piece of furniture "Relax" from Schneider+Schumacher, the comprehensive Anatole product range with a partition system, sofas, tables and lamps from Jean-Michel Wilmotte and a new workstation programme from f/p Design. WertelOberfell presented Companions, a portable, electrified sofa version.

Koleksiyon's stand at Orgatec: Hall 9.1/B38 C39

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Established in 1972, Koleksiyon aims to develop the highest quality ideas, standards, and design concepts towards the creation of "the architecture of furnishing". As an award-winning brand which transforms simple lines into design pieces with an emphasis on quality, Koleksiyon has maintained a strong presence in the furniture sector since the early 70's and has been continuously delivering creative designs to the industry. Koleksiyon prides itself in being a design platform and often collaborates with different designers to expand its product portfolio. Today, Koleksiyon operates with 750 employees in more than 30 locations ranging from New York to Singapore globally and continues its rapid international growth.
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