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Project description:

"Banffy" is a stool that stands out for its playful form and a variety of colour versions. Inspired by a children's toy, the piece is made of variously sized discs stacked one on top of another. The key advantage of the stool is its base which allows "Banffy" to follow the position of the user by inclining slightly, thus increasing the user’s range of movement (maximum inclination: 12 degrees). In this way, "Banffy" makes you more alert, focused and concentrated.

The stool meets the requirements of contemporary working spaces designed in accordance with the Activity Based Workplace concept. Users can work actively both sitting and standing at adjustable height desks. With its broad range of sitting height adjustment, the stool adapts easily to changing user needs: it can be a classic low stool or a standing desk chair. "Banffy" is an excellent choice for all home and office spaces.

The piece was designed as part of the 19th edition of the Education and Design Programme coorganised with the University of the Arts in Poznań (UAP). Co-working space was the main theme of the Programme.



Klaudia Janikowska. A graduate of Furniture Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the University of Arts. Magdalena Abakanowicz in Poznań and the Faculty of Furniture at the Faculty of Wood Technology at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences. His professional experience is based on cooperation with leading Polish furniture manufacturers as well as small family businesses. It has a comprehensive approach to the design process, which allows you to find the optimal solution combining multifaceted requirements. In design, she values functionality and natural materials. He has respect for craftsmanship.

Yuliya Neronskaya. A graduate of Furniture Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the University of Arts. Magdalena Abakanowicz in Poznań, a graduate of Interior Architecture at the Faculty of Interior Architecture and Scenography at the University of Art. Magdalena Abakanowicz in Poznań. She collaborated with the interior design studio "Mocca Studio". During this cooperation, 9 projects were implemented. She also cooperated with the architectural office "Today". As a design strategist, he uses his creative and analytical thinking to solve the challenges that arise. With hands-on experience in interior, digital and artistic design, he combines strategy with execution and focuses on coordinating holistic user experiences. He uses his experience in research and design to help people and companies contextualize opportunities and better exploit the potential of a space or furniture.