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Bracket: A High Back Sofa System by nendo for KOKUYO
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Design studio Nendo has crafted a unique sofa system for KOKUYO, complete with high backs, that gives individuals and groups a place for privacy in an office environment. Named Brackets, the seating is meant to “bracket” whoever is sitting, like parentheses.

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There are seven sofa modules and four table types so users can customize to their liking and needs, but also arrange to suit the space.

While the sofas do provide privacy, they still remain open, offering a balance for those sitting down.

The outer parts are made up of sharp lines, while the interior sports curvier, softer ones, making office visitors perfectly comfortable while also fitting in with the office environment.

The high backs help dampen the noise so conversations can remain private.

Photos by Akihiro Yoshida.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.