With more and more creatives and entrepreneurs moving into shared work spaces, London-based experimental design duo Rive Roshan designed this series of hanging dividers made of a tonal palette of Kvadrat Divina fabric and solid oak wood that add an acoustic and aesthetic warmth to any environment.
Created for the main café area of the London Design Fair at the Old Truman Brewery, ‘Soft Walls‘ follows the design studio’s ethos of offering solutions for a better quality of life in a hectic society where the fast pace keeps people from reflection and where individual freedom is boxed in by efficiency and commodity thinking.
The work is a larger scale development of the duo’s “Circadian Tapestry” time piece, a modular, kinetic tapestry inspired by the influence of cycles in nature and human life. Rotating at a slow pace to reference the notion of time through a meditative and ‘chromological’ (or ‘color order’) manner, the reflective and transient approach to the passing of time is achieved through different looped panels that move in cycles to transform the color and composition.
Text by Julia Ardila Zurek