Bringing nature to work
Nagare, which means ‘flow’ in Japanese, is a new collection of furniture that responds to the way we work today.
This collection of seating and tables, inspired by nature, brings a gentle sense of movement and creates a place of repose within the information storm of our times.
Very much intended as a statement piece, NAGARE Lounge has been inspired by geologic forms almost looking as though it might have been hewn from the earth.
The range is suitable for a huge variety of environments where calm and introspection are needed or where its inspirational form can encourage interaction.
Nagare is designed in collaboration with Rainlight - a product design studio located in London and Los Angels, with client collaborations across North America, Europe, and Asia. More than a design practice, Rainlight discovers the needs of a changing world through cross-cultural research within their own network of experts in various market sectors. Part Laboratory, part workshop, part studio, Rainlight combines inspired design thinking with business acumen to create artefacts that enhance how people live, work, and play in the real world.
Susan Grossinger, Director
The new Okamura collection addresses both the desire of employees to have an experiential space when they go the office as well reducing stress due to the natural connotations of the design.
Yorgo Lykouria, Creative Director
The theme is about movement and the way that nature constructs and reconstructs, builds and rebuilds and time changes things and shapes things.
Very much intended as a statement piece, NAGARE Lounge has been inspired by geologic forms almost looking as though it might have been hewn from the earth. The range is suitable for a huge variety of environments where calm and introspection are needed or where its inspirational form can encourage interaction. This visually bold piece facilitates work on the move with functional provisions such as power and USB ports, it is ideal for reception spaces and client lounge areas, where visitors can plug in and recharge with ease.
While NAGARE Lounge is of the earth, NAGARE Platform has a lighter, more ethereal aesthetic that allows users to perch on its horizontal plane and perform any number of tasks. It is designed to facilitate informal ways of working and collaboration in the shared areas of the office – such as active receptions and touch down points, break-out spaces, cafes and co-working environments, supporting creative thinking and rejuvenation. Available with or without a back, NAGARE Platform encourages collaborative activities and impromptu communication, as well as allowing solo workers the opportunity to spread out and have space to think.