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BuzziHive

BuzziHive is an acoustic cocoon inspired by train compartments providing a hub for a private two to three people meeting room but still maintaining contact with the surroundings.

BUZZIHIVE

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BuzziHive

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BuzziHive

BuzziHive is an acoustic cocoon inspired by train compartments providing a hub for a private two to three people meeting room but still maintaining contact with the surroundings.

BuzziHive can be used as a stand-alone element or nestled together creating a beehive effect. The concept for BuzziHives by Alain Gilles, is a sheet, a protective sheet, wrapped around two seats to create a space in which two people can conduct instant meetings.

It follows the work logic of today, where people need to have instant meeting sessions says designer Gilles. they could just take two seats, but in this case, they get an extra protective wall around them for a more quiet and peaceful conversation. The BuzziHives are little cells that remain open and welcoming and that can be used as stand-alone pieces or in groups where they truly reveal their personalities and create this impression of a little hive.

The walls serve as sound insulation and the opening resembles a door partly open - an invitation for people to come in. The cells can come with or without a ceiling, depending on the need and general noise characteristics of a specific area.

BuzziHive can be shipped flat-packed and is upholstered in sustainable recycled BuzziFabric & BuzziRough.


DESIGNER

Alain Gilles

Brussels designer Alain Gilles is somewhat of a latecomer to the design world. After studying political science and marketing management, he spent some time working in the financial sector, before going back to study Industrial Design at the ISD in France.

He first joined designer Xavier Lust, later followed by Quinze & Milan, before opening his own design studio in 2007.

He soon developed a very personal approach to product and furniture design, and has since worked with many international manufacturers, including Casamania, Bonaldo, Buzzispace, Galerie Gasserez, Qui est Paul, and Osun ,

For OSun he designed the Nomad solar lamp, a clever alternative to the widespread and often dangerous use of kerosene lamps in developing countries. Launched at the 2012 Milan Furniture Fair, Nomad is durable and portable, and the solar-powered lamp provides six hours of light when fully charged.

In 2012 Alain was named Designer of the Year at Interieur, an award supported by the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent


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