Easy chair with built in table by Claesson Koivisto Rune

During Maison d’objet in Paris Swedish designer trio Claesson Koivisto Rune will show their new working chair, “Isola” for Tacchini. It’s a sort of new typology for armchairs; a table built in to a organically-shaped and generous seat shell, where you can both relax and work.

Sketch of the built in table in the easy chair

While using these devices in many public or semi-private situations, we noticed that seating postures change. People tend to lounge around, seeking unconventional positions and generally sitting in a more relaxed fashion. As a response to this, we designed a wide and roomy seat-shell with a gently-organic shape lacking an obvious direction. Combined with an integrated, oval tabletop, Isola moves away from other more rigid solutions and encourages more open and intuitive use, says Claesson Koivisto Rune.

A person sitting in the new easy chair with built in table

Of course, having the small table close at hand makes for a very practical place to rest your (analogue) book, glass of wine, or a bite to eat too.

Animation of easy chair

Sketch showing how the table is inserted in the easy chair