Nagare

Nagare

Bringing nature to work.

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About

Nagare, which means ‘flow’ in Japanese, is a new collection of lounge furniture that responds to the way we work today. This collection of seating and tables, inspired by nature, brings a gentle sense of movement and creates a place of repose within the information storm of our times.

Nagare provides the opportunity for mindfulness and introspection, as if you are sitting on the bank of a brook. Nagare consists of two distinct families NAGARE Lounge and NAGARE Platform each element possesses a sculptural quality that makes a bold aesthetic statement, while also being highly functional. This new collection has been carefully designed to help us work more effectively wherever work might happen.

Features

Designed by Rainlight

Nagare is designed in collaboration with Rainlight - a product design studio located in London and Los Angeles, with client collaborations across North America, Europe, and Asia. More than a design practice, Rainlight discovers the needs of a changing world through cross-cultural research within their own network of experts in various market sectors. Part Laboratory, part workshop, part studio, Rainlight combines inspired design thinking with business acumen to create artefacts that enhance how people live, work, and play in the real world.

NAGARE Lounge Type

Very much intended as a statement piece, NAGARE Lounge has been inspired by geologic forms almost looking as though it might have been hewn from the earth. The range is suitable for a huge variety of environments where calm and introspection are needed or where its inspirational form can encourage interaction. This visually bold piece facilitates work on the move with functional provisions such as power and USB ports, it is ideal for reception spaces and client lounge areas, where visitors can plug in and recharge with ease.

NAGARE Platform Type

While NAGARE Lounge is of the earth, NAGARE Platform has a lighter, more ethereal aesthetic that allows users to perch on its horizontal plane and perform any number of tasks. It is designed to facilitate informal ways of working and collaboration in the shared areas of the office - such as active receptions and touchdown points, break-out spaces, cafes and co-working environments, supporting creative thinking and rejuvenation. Available with or without a back, NAGARE Platform encourages collaborative activities and impromptu communication, as well as allowing solo workers the opportunity to spread out and have space to think.

Accessories

Occasional table

Available in two sizes. The long table is perfect as a café table, the small table as a side table

Personal table

Portable and easy to carry, the personal table provides enough space for laptop and a cup of coffee.

Ottoman

Handy ottoman can be used as a footrest and can be combined with lounge and. platform.

Work cushion

With a soft side that conforms to the angle of the sofa, the work cushion placement can be adjusted according to the user's needs. the optional plastic top provides a solid work surface.

Armrest cushion

Designed as part of the Lounge, these soft form armrest can be placed freely at any position.

Multi-purpose cushion

Stone-like in composition, they are available in the shapes of triangles, soft rectangles, and trapezoids. They can be used as a backrest, a place to lean, or as a laptop table. The soft rectangle may have a plastic top as an option.

Power outlet

Power outlet available on both sides of 2 or 3 seat sofa, one side of 1 seat. USB charging ports may be specified.

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