While this Omega desk-and-chair furniture set by the furniture-and-architecture firm Atomere are clearly design-and-style driven there are functional moves hidden within their smooth forms. Structurally, the rounded and reinforced surfaces are deceptively strong but also flexible enough to provide additional comfort.
The single-piece approach to the desk would have been spoiled by something as conventional and additive as a drawer – hence the clever inclusion of storage spaces below the desk surface, integrated directly into the form. The band of central color in each piece give visual continuity to and between them and emphasizes the appearance that each were cut, bent and wrapped from the same material.
One might be tempted to design a chair (to match the desk) that was similarly composed of a single band but that would be a bit too retro – those designs have been done. Instead, the band forks in this case but still creates additional cubby space below the seat which matches up with the integrated structural storage in the desk.