There are a few special moments in life where everyone is equal regardless of age, gender, social standing, or any other parameters: when we are waiting. Look around the waiting room in a doctor’s office or in an airport and you’ll see everyone in exactly the same suspended moment in life.
Italian designer Maurizio Bernabei took this momentary equalization into consideration when he designed #waitingfor, a quirky mismatched collection of surfaces and materials that form the basis of a neutral waiting area.
As we wait, we tend to reflect, to plan, to retreat into ourselves for just a little while. In this time, we may notice the pattern of the carpet or the weave of the chair on which we sit. #waitingfor gives waiting people a diverse selection of materials, colors, and patterns on which to reflect.
The “patchwork” appearance of the #waitingfor set corresponds with the people you find in a waiting room. They are all different, they all have their own stories, but ultimately they are all there for the same reason: to wait.