&TRADITION PRESENTS PAVILION
BY ANDERSSEN & VOLL
A month ago, &Tradition launched the new Pavilion desk by the Oslo-based duo
Anderssen & Voll – a sleek and compact product intended to suit both office and home spaces.
This new addition is an organic development, a validation, and amplification of the change
in how we work and think of work, prompted by the seismic shaking up of thought and practice
triggered by the pandemic. Building a better workspace that is also beautiful has always been
a hot topic, but perhaps never as intensely discussed as in the last year.
PRIVATE SPACE FOR WORK AND FOCUS
It’s in this climate that the new desk from Andersson & Voll comes in, aiming to address the need for elevated and contemporary workspaces. “The starting point was to make a small desk that could be placed freestanding as well as close to a wall and in pairs or groups”, explain Torbjørn Anderssen and Espen Voll. Designed at the beginning of 2020, homeworking was given proper consideration in the development of the AV17 variant that boasts a back panel that helps to isolate and contain the working space. “In order to give the small desk the necessary private perimeter, we introduced a continuous rim on three sides. Although low, it establishes the private space for work and focus, an intimate environment.” the duo expands.
KEY OBJECTS FOR TODAY’S SPACES
The pandemic made all furniture linked to the home office more relevant, and for Anderssen & Voll, a desk was a very natural extension of the Pavilion line. “The home office is no longer a low-grade furniture installation but a key object for today’s homes and the future ahead. This means we need quality products to fill the task aesthetically and functionally.” All homes will be more productive with a well-designed workspace, and in the office, the Pavilion desk works to bring a lighter and sleek aesthetic to an often-cluttered environment.
Before addressing current workspace needs though, the desk is first and foremost an extension of the Pavilion series and draws clear cues from the iconic Langelinie Pavilion in Copenhagen. “The desk references modernistic architecture with a light and structural language”, says Espen Voll.