by Dymitr Malcew
Distinctive form and modularity redesigned — Kaiva is a soft furniture system that leaves the final decision regarding the shape to the end user. The block construction was inspired by stacked stones. The foundation of various layouts are just few freely movable simple elements that can be combined. Kaiva stands for conversation in Japanese and can become a place of teamwork or informal meetings. Integrated seats and backrests provide acoustic comfort, what eliminates the need of creating additional partitions. That is why Kaiva favours individual work that requires concentration. Soft form, top-notch materials and vivid colours create casual atmosphere. The system can be employed in offices, hotels, waiting rooms, and public spaces.
I’m inspired by things that happen on the periphery and at the intersection of disciplines, cultures and experiences. Regardless of the scale, form or style of the product, designing “experiences” is always the priority. Frame, material and detail is a form of communication with the user.