James Richardson Furniture presents Manerba’s latest collection: an eclectic, sculptural collection of 12 pieces to inject a sense of life and wellbeing into the modern workplace.
June 30th, 2021
The monumental shift in workplace layouts over the last 18 months cannot be overstated. From kitchen benches becoming board tables to socially distanced meetings, the way we interact with our workplaces has never been more different. With this shift has come a much greater understanding of human wellbeing and the role that our spaces, particularly our places of work, can play in improving this. Proudly presented to the Australian market by James Richardson Furniture, A Place to Live by Manerba offers versatile and modular designs that add both flair and functionality to the modern office.
Established in 1969 by Sergio and Frederica Manerba, the renowned Italian design house has created design-driven office furniture that blends practicality and luxury with a refreshed perspective. This new range is no different. With pieces designed to fit your needs, A Place to Live features multifunctional laptop tables, partitions that can become self-enclosed meeting spaces, adjustable workstations and a range of seating options.
Leaning into classic geometrical lines, rounded edges and soft textural elements, A Place to Live has been crafted with a sense of softness and refined elegance for the open-plan office fitout. Each piece can happily reside in a space or delineate its boundaries to create efficient, customisable zones. The variety of tranquil colourways inspire a sense of calm, while inviting and soft finishes nurture a welcoming environment.
For co-working spaces where hot-desking is the norm, the Kokoro Laptop Table, Amis Table and Apollo Workstation are all easily adjustable to each day’s varied needs.
The Stem Bookcase and Kokoro Meeting System provide visual privacy, but are sculptural and refined. The Undecided 2 Seater High Sofa has an elevated backrest, so it can easily be used as a feature piece or space divider.
The Undecided 2 Seater Low Sofa with Table and Kokoro Coffee Table invite connection and collaboration, perfect for the modern collaborative workspace.
The Easy Chair and Apollo Free Standing Desk offer a refined, geometric take on the classic desk and chair combination, available in a variety of colourways. To complement this traditional workspace inclusion, the Kokoro Sofa System adds a softer touch to the office, composed with a low-line profile to encourage inclusive connection within the space.
“Manerba has developed its latest collection in line with its core values of simple yet timeless, economical and sustainable design, values that also lie at the core of JRF’s vision for the future,” says Georgia Danos, Creative and Brand Director at JRF. “The brand’s authentic and innovative ethos is one that we are proud to bring to our Australian customers.”
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