design the future
design the future
1938 1983 2011
DESIGN THE FUTURE
Design the Future. When we started to work
on the new table platform XF we carefully
analyzed what we have learnt so far to create
a structure as simple and efficient as possible.
XF is designed in the tradition of best performing Swiss design. It is built with one leg and
one profile only. This foundation allows the
platform to adapt to today´s and tomorrow´s
needs. XF is a formula where X means the
variable that could work in different scenarios in the office or at home. F stands for Flow
that translates into ”productive harmony“. XF
essentially delivers the ”software“ to solve
Swiss design – since its entry into modern
times is synonymous for high quality, consistent reduction and maximum functionality.
As a milestone of a still cherished tradition
the Landi chair from Hans Coray in 1938 inspired the audience and manifested in itself
the technological progress of the time. Its
materialisation as well as the simple elegance provided at the Landesausstellung,
and shortly thereafter, a worldwide sensation. Today, the Landi chair can be found in all
major design collections around the world
including the Museum of Modern Art in New
York. 91 holes, three kilograms of aluminum,
a great thought: This is the stuff the legend
of which Swiss design is made.
On 1st March 1983 began the worldwide triumph of the most successful wristwatch of all
times. The Birth of the Cult Swatch brand was
based on a taboo: For the watch industry, it
was unthinkable, to produce a high-quality
clock for an affordable price. Swatch stunned
the scientific experts with a revolutionary design and never seen before fully automated
assembly line. For the past 28 years, Swatch
captures the spirit of the time. With highprofile design contributions – including Andy
Warhol, Kiki Picasso, Helmut Newton and
Vivienne Westwood – the brand combines
legendary Swiss watchmaker´s art with the
claim for international status.
XF – the system platform. Its essence: utility
and beauty. The philosophy: the world has
different needs, which it meets with innovation, versatility and dynamism. The name: XF.
X is the variable that adjusts to the personal
needs of the user. F stands for flow – the state
of productive harmony, and the harmonious
combination of motivation and attention.
2011 XF writes a new chapter in Swiss design
history. Following this tradition it creates with
the courage of reduction, unique objects of
value with global charisma.
The XF conference tables with its wide span
and floating top is a perfect example of utility
and beauty. A few legs and a slim framework
easy to install and perfect for integrating
technology between the open framework.
UTILITY & BEAUTY
Design isn‘t just about
making things beautiful;
it‘s also about making
things work beautifully.
the logic of the XF platform:
cost of ownership
XF – flow is a state of
where motivation and
attention get together.
Frame B represents the essential idea to establish the frame by locking two frame profiles
with one cast leg. It is the preferred solution
for standalone and extensions. Bending the
profile allow to shape the frame according
the geometry of the top.
The basic framework consists of a single profile and a cast leg. XF offers two options for
building the framework. Frame S is built with
screws to connect the basic profiles for maximum functionality and compact shipping.
Context matters and first we try to understand the space and people before we shape
The highly flexible system allows for the creating of complex solutions with a minimum of
parts. Simplicity as resolved complexity.
A reception based on the XF platform is more
than a table. It offers privacy combined with
personal storage and different levels of working surfaces in sitting and standing height.
Every part at the right place. Inspired by best
modern architecture, volumes and surfaces
floating on pillars.
The XF platform translates into an elegant
benching solution with a minimum of parts
and installation within short time. The new
toolbar caters for screens and accessories
without visible screws and connectors, simply
elegant and highly versatile.
toolbar & screen
screen frame based
frame / drawer
die cast leg
sliding table top
floor based storage
The XF system is a unique offering that starts
with a table and ends with open structures to
be connected to walls, storage and personal
storage and accessories. It follows in a natural way the form follows function idea as it
was originally defined by Louis Sullivan.
It is the pervading law of all things organic
and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things
super-human, of all true manifestations of
the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the
life is recognizable in its expression, that form
ever follows function. This is the law.
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