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Proto is a series of curved, upholstered chairs, sofas, benches and stools, working as a dynamic dwelling, referencing huts more than rooms with four walls. The way +Halle and Nick Ross have developed the design of the upholstery together for the Proto collection contributed to a qualitative, tailored and comforting finish.
As the intuition is to turn the seats, the collection proofs interesting flexible landscape of open and closed encounters. The installation of Proto is not only fundamentally adaptable to its context but also flexible to any environment – a testament that the use of the Proto is constantly evolving.
- Dimensions W 1940 × D 740 × H 810 mm
Made in Australia
Plywood frame and cut foam
Sides strengthened with Masonite
Backrest in moulded foam
Upholstered in any suitable fabric, leather or vinyl
- Sides curling inward or one side curling inward and the other opening out
Based in Denmark, +Halle believe that the future of furniture lies in spaces that adapt to the behaviour of the people who use them; meaning that the design needs to achieve a synthesis of context, function and performance.
+Halle are motivated by the transformation in the use of public space: how people relate to large shifts in work, mobility, technology and privacy. Driven by understanding how spatial cultures evolve, +Halle are interested in the complex, diverse interplay between human behaviour, design and architecture.
It is time to think beyond the generic domestic influence on our public spaces; instead, we really should look at the actual needs and let purpose inform our environments.
Nick Ross is a Scottish-Swedish designer who studied Production Design at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and afterwards moved to Stockholm where he continues his training in interior architecture and furniture design. Nick founded his own studio in 2014.
Nick Ross’s design practice takes its inspiration from philosophy and art. Well-researched, the shapes and forms he unveils are carefully created in response to human stories, new behaviours, and historic crafts. It is the poetry Ross’s minimal yet considered work exhibits that stands out, filled with vivid narratives and beautiful ideas.
Tactility, throughout both materiality and finish, runs through Ross’s collection, which creates an inviting sense of humanism around everything the studio produces.