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Meet Collesso, Kokuyo’s Latest Seating System Designed To Support ABW

Kokuyo’s latest modular seating system Collesso offers a wide variety of ‘buffer’ and ‘margin’ to suit a variety of work modes in today’s workspace.

  • Collesso Corner Layout Configuration A

  • Collesso Straight Layout Configuration pictured with Perso table

  • Collesso Straight Layout Configuration pictured with Perso table

  • Collesso Back-To-Back Layout Configuration

  • Collesso Axle Set B with high counter table

BY Indesignlive

19 April, 2018

Imagine sitting on a sofa linear sofa with your laptop, trying to focus on work, and along comes a colleague who sat right next to you, would that affect your ability to concentrate? Yes, says Kokuyo.

A research conducted by the brand (in collaboration with a Japanese university) showed that 77 per cent of respondents feel that it is easier to concentrate on a task when there is a buffer between them a colleague, 17 per cent higher compared to sitting side-by-side without a buffer. 



But the same buffered seating system does not work so well when it’s time for the workers to collaborate. The same research showed that 77 per cent of respondents feel that it’s easier to talk to each other when they are seating at an angle from each other, creating a common area between them that Kokuyo dubs as ‘margin’. 



According to the brand, buffer and margin are essential to cater to today’s Activity-Based Working (ABW) strategy. Meet Collesso, Kokuyo’s latest modular seating system.  

Collesso is available in a wide range of configurations to support different levels of collaborations. From straight and corner layout configurations to back-to-back and angled configuration combined with high counter tables. 

Collesso Back-To-Back Layout Configuration

Collesso features subtly slanted backrest that keeps worker’s posture healthy even in a relaxed position.

Collesso Straight Layout Configuration pictured with Perso table

The seating system’s metal frame is available in black and white while its upholstery is available in ten colours. The high counter table module is offered in four wood finishes

Collesso Axle Set B with high counter table



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