The concept was built around two main elements. Three pavilions, and seating "rocks" made of solid wood. Two of pavilions were designed for relaxation, while the third was designed for work. The pavilions themselves feature upholstered walls overlapped by wide spaced wooden lats wall. The work pavilion was more sheltered from its surroundings while the relaxing ones were more open and inviting.
The coloured carpet provides a visual and tactile contrast to the wooden floor elsewhere in the pier. RBM Noor chairs were mounted on custom gas lifts, and each work station is fitted with light and hidden electrical outlets.
To provide ambient lighting, some of the lats were replaced by internally lit Corian in stead of wood. The base lifted the structure so as to float above the stainless steel protective frame.
The seating pieces were produced in solid laminated oak and given a gradient lacquer which was completely opaque at the bottom to contrast the floor for visually impaired, and then gradually became transparent, exposing the wood structure in the top.
Jonas Ravlo Stokke
Lead Architect: Nordic Office of Architecture
Producer: Bosvik / Nansen Interiør
Foto credit: Nordic Office of Architecture / Knut Ramstad