Remember the hours we spent every day commuting? Whether it was to go to the office, to our favorite restaurant or by the sea, to see our much loved place at sunset?
It seems like a century ago.
Working in Naples, with an office in the very central Via Toledo, my experience of a journey was a sensory shock.
The people you crowd, the breath of that mild air that wedges itself through the bodies, the cacophony of friends who say goodbye. The public service announcements, the guy with the accordion outside the station, the street vendors in the Pignasecca market. A world.
I've been living in the isolation and quiet of the furniture for a year and a half, and I don't think I can get on a train again without shivering.
Commute, the office chair without office that replaces the office
To give me and those who want the feeling of working from the office while working from home, the designer Andrew Mangelsdorf created the Commute chair.
The name “work chair” literally helps to create a barrier between a house, one's home, and a workspace.
Designing a home office is a luxury that not everyone can afford: we often turn our bedroom into a study and the dining table into a desk for the day.
With this ingenious chair, we can "travel" with the mind from home to office without moving.
Commute has backrests that become real dividing barriers. The presence of a revolving table and a table light complete the configuration of a real workstation.
It's not all: the chair also has USB ports and contains deep pockets to hold all the accessories you need while working (including laptop, mouse and cables).
How the chair office is made
Commute's aesthetic is minimal: it fits into the home, and the beige interior fabric serves as a professional neutral backdrop for the (many) Zoom video calls.
The versatile nature of the chair derives from the metal hinge that supports the back barriers and effectively inaugurates the “domestic commuting”.
Comes to stay.
I want more than ever to get back to see my colleagues in the office up close. Work shoulder to shoulder, eat together, fight and rejoice and laugh with them.
In any case, even after the pandemic, a barrier from distractions will still be needed for work and relaxation time. Furniture like this Commute chair will sell, we will see a lot of them.
Personally, I would use this “chair office” created by the designer Andrew Mangelsdorf as a reading corner, to "close myself" in the wonderful world of books.