Studio TK’s screen-backed lounge chairs offer privacy, functionality and collaboration in public spaces

by Brianna Crandall — March 4, 2022 — Innovative furniture designer and manufacturer Studio TK has just announced the launch of the Libelle group of lounge chairs, designed by Khodi Feiz for Studio TK. Libelle was created to deliver a sense of privacy and offer a personal escape while providing enough flexibility to allow for small collaborative interactions.

Studio TK Libelle lounge chairs

Libelle, designed by Khodi Feiz for Studio TK, delivers privacy and functionality while providing enough flexibility for small collaborative interactions. Image courtesy Studio TK

Khodi Feiz, founder and industrial designer of Feiz Design Studio, explained:

We were exploring the notion of privacy within a social context. Just as important as having one-on-one interactions, it’s important to define privacy with a public space so that we can work on our own, focus, and go deep in ways that feel closed off from our surrounding environment and yet are deeply embedded within it.

Dutch for “Dragonfly,” Libelle is a functional and whimsical collection of seating options, including a pouf, a low-back lounge chair, and a lounge chair with a high-back privacy screen.

The Libelle lounge with privacy back incorporates a transparent knit mesh to offer solitude for personal escapes and small impromptu meetings. Libelle’s knit mesh delivers visual privacy without obstructing the workplace landscape. The transparency of the mesh allows the user to have visual privacy while signaling to others that the piece is occupied and avoids a surprising interaction when multiple colleagues are vying for its vacancy.

An optional tablet arm is a versatile addition that will enhance functionality and be installed after it’s placed, to either the left or right side. The laidback but sophisticated style of Libelle can be perfect for today’s flexible work environment.

Libelle’s 3D knit semi-transparent screen has 11 finishes to choose from. The base is available in a variety of powder coat finishes, and the tablet surface comes in both wood veneer and laminate options. Together, the ability to customize Libelle to fit each user’s options leads to a vast number of possibilities for personalized chairs.

For more information about Libelle, visit Studio TK’s product page.

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