In a social landscape where hash tags replace handshakes, Talk makes its mission perfectly clear: preserving the endangered phenomenon of personal interaction. Conceived for Keilhauer by Eoos, the firm fronted by Martin Bergmann, Harald Gründl, and Germot Bohmann, the lounge collection offers intimacy in open-plan environments.
The bench has a V-shape seat that angles inward to enhance the natural position of two people talking. Place three benches in a ring, and the hexagonal table fits like a puzzle piece in the space between, ready to hold papers and other meeting minutia with assistance from square side tables in various sizes. Meanwhile, two of the single-seat wing chairs suit a tête-à-tête.
Specifiy the seating with lounge-height or meeting-height backrests, foam-padded and covered in any graded fabric or COM. Bases are tubular steel for seating and powdercoated steel for tables. The latter have tops in recycled paper stained with natural pigments. 800-724-5665; keilhauer.com .