1. Designer: Benjamin Hubert for Allermuir
Standout: Sustainability and modularity characterize the Layer founder’s slim Y-frame bench, thoughtfully crafted in recycled aluminum and plywood.
2. Designers: Stephan Hertzog and
Flemming Busk for Nienkämper
Standout: The pinched base of the Busk + Hertzog duo’s rotund swiveling lounge chair—which can be dressed in contrasting fabrics—makes for a small footprint.
3. Designer: Toan Nguyen for Coalesse
Standout: Knit privacy screens are the hallmark of this bite-size “focus nook” with integrated power and wire management, the French designer’s elegant answer to workplace distraction.
4. Designer: Suzanne Tick of Luum
Product: Future Tense
Standout: Five imaginative synthetics from the brand’s creative director reflect advances in environmentally conscious manufacturing while referencing historic art movements.