OFFECCT Gate sofa OFFECCT Gate sofa
Imagine spending a few minutes in a sofa while wait- ing for a friend, preparing for a meeting or getting ready to catch a flight. A pit-stop while on the move, to recharge electric devices as well as weary legs. The sofa is Gate, a new and innovative piece of furniture and a continuation of the long relationship between Offecct and Swedish architect and design studio, Claesson Koivisto Rune. “Gate is a sofa with rigorous proportions for people to sit and wait in. We have worked in great detail not only with the technical aspects but also the emotional perspective. This is a sofa for public spaces, where one can sit back to back with a stranger without invading anyone’s personal space”, explains Ola Rune. The seating is thin and the backrest is thick with electric sockets conveniently placed on top. This creates an unconventional silhouette where the backrest also functions as a new and useful space for placing belongings such as your laptop. Gate is constructed almost like building elements that can be easily assembled according to needs. The sofa’s angular end-pieces are all the same, which means it’s possible to customize lengthwise without needing special end-pieces, making it a dream for any architect planning an interior. “We have carefully assessed how Gate can be assembled to create smart solutions in any type of room. It is basically a sofa that speaks the same language as architects”, says Eero Koivisto.