The world is but a canvas to our imagination. Henry David Thoreau
CNVS is a furniture brand designed by interdisciplinary team of designers at ATÖLYE Labs and created in partnership with local fabricators to meet the needs of modern work and education workspaces.
Canvas is the background, open to endless variations, the minimum infrastructure to hold the space together. Alternately, CNVs can be interpreted through its meaning in biology: Copy Number Variations (CNVs), used to describe the variation in the number of the copies of a particular gene in the DNA of an individual. The idea of furniture which takes on alternate characters based on different tessellations it creates is what defines the CNVS brand.
CNVS uses local, natural and certified materials to create minimal, ergonomic and inspiring designs for its end users. CNVS products are made from natural materials such as FSC-approved plywood, recycled OSB and locally sourced metal.
Tables can be joined and separated, rearranged to make space for seminars, workshops or individual work stations. With their wheels, detachable separator channels, and rounded corners, they suggest flexible working and smooth circulation. More than eight size options provide a fit for almost all spatial arrangement scenarios.
In terms of vertical separators, triangular mesh panels are designed as a dynamic, minimal furniture to meet the ever-changing needs of formative spaces for thinking and doing. With their built-in wheels, these lightweight, structurally optimized expanded metal separators create an optimum amount of flexibility. The separator divides the space, yet remains as a perforated surface, for the in between passing gazes and social interaction. Alternative uses span from coat hangers to photo displays, custom-made bookshelves to hanging plant pots.
Another vertical unit is the booths, which is designed to create a semi private space in a common space. Recycled OSB is used for the exterior surfaces, natural felt and sound absorber sponge supports the quick skype meetings and isolated working methods. Group meetings and little conversations also take place in hubs which allows people to spend spare time without leaving the common work space.
In terms of accessories, whiteboard surfaces are optional for capturing ideas during brainstorms. The back-side is made with uncolored felt, providing a bulletin board that also provides sound insulation.
CNVS, a perfect backdrop for your ideas.
Role: Design & Strategy, Founder
Scope: Concept Development, Business Development, Branding, Product Design, Strategy Design
Project Manager: Elif Karaköse (Furniture Design)
Project Team (Contributors from Labs network): Bilge Nur Saltık (Furniture Design), Buşra Tunç (Product Design), Dara Kılıçoğlu (web design), Mina Yancı (Furniture Design), Berna Erenoğlu (Furniture Design), Nesile Yalçın (Furniture Design), Özgür Önurme (photos), Rezzan Hasoğlu (Furniture Design), Rianne Koens (Otura Design), Selim Keskinoğlu (Metal Craftmenship), Tayfur Sömer (Wood Craftmenship)
Status: 2015 - current