October 25, 2012

Hosu – the lounge chair for workaholics

Patricia Urquiola’s Hosu designed for Coalesse showcases a new working space that transends the office in our interconnected world. It's designed for the ‘creative class’ - mobile and networked knowledge workers who decide for themselves where, when and how they want to work.

Hosu lounge chair by Patricia Urquiola for Coalesse (2012). Photo: Coalesse.

Sitting behind the desk seems like an obstacle when work spreads beyond the official grounds today. And some of our best ideas come out in a more relaxed mood on preferably comfortable seater.

“Coalesse’s crossover design – thanks to new technologies, mobility and globalization, many knowledge workers are increasingly taking their work with them wherever they go. Subsequently, work and life are fusing together.“

Work and life are fusing together. Coalesse products are developed in response to precisely this new lifestyle and approach to working. Photo: Coalesse.

And there it is – the Hosu, a working lounger that comes as a low one-seater with the cushion touching the ground, upholstered in textured fabric, also designed by Urquiola.

Hosu’s seating cushion can unfold to create a footrest, ideal for prolonged working hours when things get done.

It is equipped to support real work, featuring convenient rear and side storage pockets and cord pass-through.  It comes also as a 2-seater, bringing two people together even if they are focused on different tasks.

Hosu’s fabric is also designed by Patricia Urquiola. Photo: Coalesse.

Hosu is perhaps the best expression of Coalesse brand that designs furniture for crossing over between offices and homes, meeting rooms and social spaces. Their products are artfully designed to improve the quality of life at this highly fluid intersection.


Tatjana Bartakovic

Tatjana Bartakovic

Editor in Chief of Design Agenda. Works as Design curator and writer but mostly living from the work in public relations, branding and content marketing.

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