Nagare, means ‘flow’ in Japanese. Flow is a state in nature that embodies change, and it is a state of mind when we are at our best.
Modern life is predicated on speed. When we include nature as a companion to our work, we bring harmony and a point of reference back into our daily lives. Nagare is a range of seating and tables that brings a gentle sense of movement and quiet refuge into the workplace.
The Nagare collection consists of two distinct families – Lounge and Platform. Each piece possesses a sculptural quality that makes a bold aesthetic statement. Each design includes useful details such as power and USB ports and is accompanied by accessories that allow the user to transform their space to meet their needs. These features make the collection ideal for a variety of interior types including lounge, workplace, education and hospitality. The pieces are carefully designed to help people work more effectively whenever and wherever work might happen.
There are moments when nature is imposing in its power and magnitude, at other times, you can hold it in your hand. The tactile sense of holding a piece of rock, tamed by time and seasons of rushing currents, cold and absolute. The sound of tapping two stones together evokes a sense of depth hidden inside the monoliths that is an echo of the earth itself. A work that is never finished as time washes over us.
While studying the arrangement of two or three stones as they cluster against each other, held only by gravity’s equilibrium, we are aware of the fleeting nature of these forms. They evoke a sense of wonder in their truthfulness. It is a stamp on time of an event that remains, if only, as a memory.