• Client:
  • Schiavello
  • Location:
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Size:
  • Completed, 2010


LAVA created three distinctive geometric desk screens for Climate®, a new office furniture system produced by Schiavello in Australia.

Inspired by the efficiency and beauty in nature’s geometries, LAVA created playful sliding screens that allow the porosity or openness to be controlled, providing flexibility in creating workspaces. Drawing on the design and structures of trees, soap bubbles, coral reefs and spider webs they bring a quirky yet practical feature to the workplace.

Developed using a digital workflow, the sliding animates the screens and allows them to create additional patterns, in line with the LAVA philosophy of creating more with less.

The screens referenced previous LAVA architectural projects:

1. LAVA reef is bright orange, recalling the Digital Origami Tigers

2. LAVA forest revisits the green lycra of Green Void

3. LAVA coral is the bleached-white of Digital Origami coral reef.

Designed with the end user in mind, Climate® grows organically with the user’s needs and allows workers to adjust their space quickly without necessarily requiring a technician.

Five other designers were commissioned to design elements: fashion designers Akira Isogawa and Melbourne based S!X (Denise Sprynskyj & Peter Boyd), and Italian colour and textiles designer Giulio Ridolfo.

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Design: Toko / Development: Damien Aistrope