Berta Julià Sala

Wood: Design for Circularity

We live in a world where sustainability is not anymore an option. It is a need. A lot has to change in the way we produce, consume and dispose stuff. But how can designers, with small means, influence the decisions of the producers, consumers and even generate real impact in policy?

The workshop aim is to reflect on the parameters that matter the most when designing for circularity, from production to disposability, making emphasis on the use and consumption of an object.

Workshop held at Elisava.

The guiding theme for the Torno series is the purpose of mobility. Simple, effortless, and without snobbery, the series offers aluminium chairs and tables that are easy to adjust to individual needs.

With chairs designed in open backrest configurations, the collection supports self-determined lives, giving the user a range of options, as the chair encourages people to sit in a range of ways and not just straight on facing the table in front of them.

By Form Us With Love for +Halle.

Inside Shapes

Inside Shapes is a new concept in flooring, the result of the shared expertise and imagination between Shaw Contract and Form Us With Love. Rather than designing a new collection, the creative collaboration between the two organizations opened up opportunities to think differently about what a carpet tile could be – beyond variations of pattern and color. The simple reframing of the tile as an object, not a surface, created new possibilities for an innovative toolkit that allows designers the freedom to design, and not just specify.

By Form Us With Love for Shaw Contract.

New School

New School is a fresh take on the classic school chair, an elaborate system manufactured by MDD. To create possibility through small means, it offers a large number of combinations.

The vision was for the collection to be well reasoned and easily configured. “Utilitarian but diverse” appeals to the needs of today’s workplaces, knowing that the series is ever growing, easy to update and make your own.

By Form Us With Love for MDD.

Annual Briefing

Typically, a furniture manufacturer approaches a designer without a brief; the request is simply be to create something that would sell the following season. 

On the contrary, +Halle is a brand that represents a new, brave, generation of manufacturers that lead with a somewhat different method, setting a new brief every year. During the Annual Briefing, a group of architects and designers are invited to interpret a behavioural challenge together, fostering creative height and criticality that enable every piece of furniture to be made with clarity of purpose.

By Form Us With Love for +Halle.