o4i Diagonal

One of the trickiest aspects of interior design is the unpredictability of users and occupants – it is hard to know upfront how people will actually behave in the spaces we create.

This solution is aimed at addressing that issue, by making it possible to rearrange areas via strategically-positioned partitions that double as back rests. Such alterations can, of course, also be used to facilitate different daily-basis needs, like casual seating versus meeting setups. 

o4i Diagonal commercial seating
o4i Diagonal seating room divider

This group seating and space divider design, Diagonal, was created by o4i Design Studio along with a host of other creative office furniture concepts.

“Diagonal is an innovative combination of sofa and space divider for public indoor spaces. It was designed to meet the needs of modern offices and waiting areas demanding flexibility and privacy.”

o4i Diagonal public seating

“Diagonal consists of two basic elements: a padded seat and a screen at two optional heights that can be placed as desired in the diagonal grooves. Although there are only two elements, they can be combined in almost endless ways. By using as a single module or combining several of the elements, Diagonal becomes a relaxed setting for small meetings, a private corner for important phone calls or a stylish lobby landscape or waiting area.”

o4i PodMeeting

A similar room divider aesthetic is infused into the company’s PodMeeting meeting space, “a flexible product family offering semi-private seating as well as a place for ad hoc meetings for up to 4 persons.”

o4i podseat
o4i podsofa

Check out their PodSofa & PodSeat, as well, which “offer peace and quiet for people working in noisy spaces but also suit one-on-one discussions and phone calls when you want to make sure others will not be disturbed. The ‘window’ is one of the key features that makes these compact units feel roomy and spacious; the opening is at a comfortable height serving as an extended armrest.”