One furniture company is putting play at the forefront of its designs, with an eye on the unknown.
The “Loose Parts” project, produced by Victoria-based independent design company Part & Whole, is a furniture collaboration program driven by “a sense of playfulness and the potential for unexpected results.” Last spring’s first collaboration featured the work of Nigerian designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello, known for his community-led and conscious ethnographic design approach. The vibrant yellow LM Stool was produced in Victoria and featured as part of the 2022 NYCxDESIGN Festival. Though sold out locally, the piece is still available at New York-based furniture store Lichen.
While Islanders wait for the next edition of “Loose Parts,” we can find another chance to play through Part & Whole’s new collection of sofas: the Total, defined by its slim, tailored silhouette, and the Chord, a 1970s-inspired modular sofa system with quilted supergraphic topper and intuitive configurability.