In a dynamic and changing world, people’s movements through different experiential spaces and times are equally swift and frequent. The revival of certain typically nomadic traits, such as displacement, change, seeking and finding, is consistent with the unstable and constantly changing societies in which people live, work and consume today.
Increasingly “fluctuating” people and communities need easily “packable” and transportable solutions, ranging from furnishings to whole houses.
In this context, architects and interior designers push the boundaries between transitoriness and permanence, between immobility and mobility, designing structures and furniture that combine the inalienable demand for comfort with easy of assembly and disassembly and transportability, requiring a minimum of time and resources.
It is not simply the way in which we live our houses that has changed, but the very concept of residential construction. This has given rise to modular, portable housing units, that redraw the landscapes into which they are inserted, portable and movable furnishings and interiors that respond to the need for displacement and change. Versatile and sustainable projects – often low cost – that leave a light footprint on their native planet.
“Our philosophy is simple, we only make furniture that lasts. To that end, our parts need to be durable and transportable, because who knows where you are going to be five or ten years from now? It’s furniture that will stick with you, no matter where your next adventure takes you”. This is one of the declarations of intent on the website of the new Greycork brand, which sets out to re-work the very concept of furnishing.
The collection includes a sofa, a chaise-longue, a table, a bookcase and a coffee table, all made out of high quality materials durable enough to withstand multiple house moves. That’s not all, however, because all the pieces in the collection are designed to be flat packed and assembled and disassembled in minutes, requiring no tools or special equipment.