Studiolo is a study of space. It aims to define a specific space between home and work and is a conceptual prototype exploring a few ideas which arose from a research in home-office space.
Studiolo is thought to define a specific space between home and work.
The Italian word studiolo was used to describe a small room in a home which was used for studies. Nowadays, homes, like offices are open-plan and the boundaries of individual spaces are blurred.
As spaces become increasingly merged and ambiguous and we enjoy the liberty and flexibility of these hybrid spaces so too should the furniture we place inside respect these ideals. Furniture, instead of walls, help define the space and its function. We also appreciate the furniture from a wider perspective as items are likely to be placed in a more central position allowing for the definition of different environments (space within space).
With this in mind and considering the (sometimes difficult) dynamics of working from home, this furniture piece addresses the need to define a space, both physical and conceptual, by outlining a few fundamental gestures and limits of a home office situation. These are namely:
The need to define your work space whilst integrating in a home environment (a furniture piece and a space dedicated to work)
The gesture of opening and closing and thus creating a limit to work in a home environment.
Whilst defining the limits to our work activities we enjoy the freedom of working at home. Studiolo does not create a barrier between home and work but lightly outlines the function of the working space.