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PRINCIPLES, a collection by OMA

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Principles are the basic ideas or rules that explain or guide how things take place or how they work. Laws, for example, or theorems. The organisation of space is one of the first rules of living in a community, especially in the case of public and other shared locations. It is one of the fundamentals of architecture.
The collection is composed of more than one hundred elements – in the sizes S, M, L, and XL and organised by families – which can be configured in limitless ways for working in groups or independently. Linear and circular partition elements can be linked to form reserved corners for privacy and concentration, or semi-private areas in which to meet and discuss. Circular sofas and upholstered islands, comfortable and inviting, encourage informal interaction. The entire range incorporates high-tech materials, lighting, sound insulation, and cable management.

Straight and curved partition panels in various heights canbe connected to create a backbone structure of unlimited length and shape, onto which shelving, seating, and cantilevered work surfaces can be attached as needed. The result is an interior landscape with infinite possibilities, composed of micro-architectures that provide for multiple and diversifiable functions.


"A building has at least two lives - the one imagined by its maker and the life it lives afterward - and they are never the same."



Rem Koolhaas


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