November 9, 2021
Pearson Lloyd Views Office Furniture Differently
“I’d love to be able to say we were picky at the outset, but actually we were so green and enthusiastic that we tended to do what was offered to us because we wanted to learn what it meant to have professional practice,” says Pearson. “We just happened to be lucky that we got very nice commissions and we won some very nice projects.”
Today, although Pearson Lloyd designs products for home, health care, and aviation, the duo are especially passionate about designing systems for the workplace. “We set up our firm trying to bridge the seemingly different disciplines of product and furniture,” Lloyd says. A direct reflection of that are the flat-pack pieces of Routes, which the firm designed for Teknion. Routes’s components are engineered to allow users to create agile and adaptable workspaces; and as a bonus, that design aids in distribution and promotes self-assembly—which also leads to energy-efficient, direct-to-customer shipping that lessens their environmental impact. “This is the future of office furniture,” Pearson says, adding that “pieces will be agile, loose fit, and untethered, and companies will organize their spaces differently. This will force people to address what type of furniture they have around them.”
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