Martela Diagonal : Flexible Furniture for Public Places

Here is a recent entry at the Milan Furniture Fair by o4i. This piece is called the Diagonal that is being offered by Martela, a Finnish Furniture company. The driving force behind the sofa design is the great need for being flexible when it comes to designing seating for public places. The pictures present a striking array of possibilities in how Diagonal flexible furniture can be put together. An interesting fact is that Diagonal’s core essence comes down to two basic pieces: a padded seat and a screen. These two pieces can be arranged however needed to suit the situation. I like that the essence of the design is so basic and yet flexible in how it can suit our ever changing needs in furniture for public places.


Martela Diagonal
Martela Furniture
Contemporary Furniture