L2 Extreme Use
EN16139:2013 (Furniture - stregth, durablility and safety - Requirements for non-domestic seating)
EN1022:2005 (Domestic furniture - seating - Determination of stability)
The Proto collection is Nick Ross’ interpretation of +Halle’s brief on dwelling, inspired by our desire to seek shelter from an overstimulated public realm.
Proto is a series of curved, upholstered chairs, sofas, benches and stools, working as a dynamic dwelling, referencing huts more than rooms with four walls. The way +Halle and Ross developed the design of the upholstery together for the Proto collection contributed to a qualitative, tailored and comforting finish.
As the intuition is to turn the seats, the collection proofs an interesting flexible landscape of open and closed encounters. The installation of Proto is not only fundamentally adaptable to its context but also flexible to any environment—a testament that the use of Proto is constantly evolving.
Nick Ross’ design practice takes its inspiration from philosophy and art. Well-researched, the shapes and forms he unveils are carefully created in response to human stories, new behaviours and historic crafts.
Tactility, through both materiality and finish, runs through Ross’ collections, which creates an inviting sense of humanism around everything the studio produces.