Torno Is Designed to Invite Conversation

+Halle and Form Us With Love hope to encourage conversation and open up communication through the freedom of movement with their latest, the Torno collection. The lightweight, durable series is designed to create break-out areas in public spaces with a theme of mobility.

“With Torno, you can facilitate a terrace, lounge, square, or dining space, based on a flexible system. When we first prototyped the series we mimicked the behavior of a rotating set of activities, where work and leisure time tends to blend,” Jonas Pettersson, co-founder and CEO at Form Us With Love says.

The Torno series includes chairs, stools, sofas, and two different sized tables, the designs of which encourage individuals to interact with them in a variety of ways – frontward, backward, etc. The lightweight aluminum pieces allow people to move and reconfigure the furniture’s setup, making the space their own.

The Torno collection can be used both indoors and outdoors, with a range of upholstery options to choose from, making the collection easily adaptable to all types of spaces.

“With Torno, you can easily build features in the public realm, integrating relaxation, eating, and social fabric into a mixed-use space; a flexible makeover to any open-area asset. When first installed, it was evident that people responded to the accessibility of the series—easy to lift, the furniture provides a natural sense of ownership. With a basic but inviting expression, the Torno collection, keeps public space versatile,” says Martin Halle, co-owner and Creative Director at +Halle.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.