Comfort VS mobility: it's time for temporary furniture

Nomadic Series by Jorge Penadés

by Serena L. Rosato
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DESIGN_ Jorge Penadés is a young Spanish designer who's currently investigating new possibilities of temporary furniture in order to create a collection of pieces within the same principle, understanding furniture as itinerant objects rather than static.

Responding to society´s current and future needs born from modern culture, this projec explores the potential of temporary furniture. Reducing comfort to the minimum in order to enlarge mobility to the maximum, Penadés encourage us to reconsider our ideas of contemporary furniture and give them new meanings in a more ephemeral context.

Luxury is not anymore a matter of comfort. Nowadays, luxury is to be able to decide where you want to have a moment of peace, a chance to escape from hectic activity of contemporary lifestyles”.  

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Nomadic Chair: A temporary seat for one person

This project is based on a structure without any kind of screws, nails or glue. The system works through connections inspired by traditional wooden joinery that can be assembled and disassembled by hand, with small gestures in (approx) 2 minutes. This fact allows the user to move easily with the seat from one place to another, emphasizing dynamism as the object´s inherent purpose.  

"Nomadic Chair" is part of "Nomadic Seating Series" a further development of Penadés´s Graduation project "Nomadic Studio", presented at Escola Superior de Disseny i d'Arts Plàstiques (ESDAP) in Barcelona last June. 


Nomadic Bench: A temporary seat for two people 

Continuing the exploration of temporary furniture, ´Nomadic Bench´ adds a new layer into the project focusing on the visual interest of the users, who play a key role in the final configuration of the piece. The seat is an open platform which provides different setting´s options: they can equally sit facing each other or share the same view. 


Nomadic Studio: A nomad workspace for young contemporary creatives from any discipline

The aim was not only to question the current model of workspace, but also to propose a new one that can be used at the beginning of the young creatives´s practice, emphasizing mobility as a key concept for the new waves of designers, architects or artists. 

Based on a structure without any kind of screws, nails or glue, the system works through connections inspired by traditional wooden joinery. It can be assembled and disassembled by hand in a short period of time, allowing the user to move from one place to another very easily. Initially it was designed to be installed inside of both public and private spaces that nowadays are abandoned, disused or can accept temporary activities. 

This versatile constructive system can be applied to a wide range of projects, from furniture to whole interiors and also to small architectures. 

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    • Serena L. Rosato

      Serena L. Rosato


      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and de)

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