Hello! Bean Bags

 Patricia Urquiola sits on the laid back Hosu chair she designed for Coalesse

Patricia Urquiola sits on the laid back Hosu chair she designed for Coalesse

“In the connected world work and life are merging” says the strap-line on a new range of furniture by San-Francisco based design company Coalesse.

To anyone who has found themselves responding to a work email on their phone at 6:30am this won't be a huge surprise. We take our work with us wherever we go; it stretches out across the whole day and is done wherever and whenever required. 

The challenge is to find the balance between this mind-expanding new freedom - where you're capable of snapping into work mode at any moment - and the inevitable encroachment on your personal life. The new buzz word for this is 'toggling', or taking a mental time-out, often by dipping into something else techy. 

With many people working in kitchens, on sofas, in coffee shops, and in more social and collaborative ways, it's bye bye formal meeting room - hello bean bags. 

The Hosu lounge chair was designed by Patricia Urquiola with comfort in mind. Settle back and scroll through your phone, tablet or laptop - note that it also converts to a chaise so you can put your feet up. 

 The Hosu chair seat pad flips over to convert into a foot rest. And... relax.

The Hosu chair seat pad flips over to convert into a foot rest. And... relax.