Having really come into their own over the last few years, some types of furniture make this change of attitude explicit. The sofa is the ‘place’ where the mix of socialising, working and relaxing happens, and is one of the first pieces to be open to a combination of uses. As well as being classic modes of seating, sofas can incorporate work surfaces or accessories that respond to the fashions and timescales of nomadic working, increasingly seen during the pandemic and southworking. The modular Couchette sofa system by the Venetian designers Lucidi e Pevere for La Cividina is a typical example – its modular structure allows for the insertion of removable panels, as if to emphasise the need for separation and cocooning for concentration, as well as tables, clothes hooks and USB ports. Inspired by the shape of the famous Japanese dwarf trees, Bonsai by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Arflex is distinguished by its long, asymmetrical wooden base, the surface of which lends itself to a multitude of different uses. Dock by Piero Lissoni for B&BItalia also puts the emphasis on work surfaces and is extremely adaptable, thanks to the 84 components with which it can be configured, and the left and right extremities of the platform have been conceived as spaces for books, computers, trays or decorative objects.