David Caon selects Kvadrat Maharam for BLOC

BLOC by CAON is a forward-thinking new workplace furniture system designed by David Caon in partnership with Living Edge and Kvadrat Maharam. Developed through intense research, the contemporary and adaptable furniture solution caters for the diverse activities, needs and settings of modern work life.

Industrial designer David Caon founded Sydney-based CAON in 2009 and has since worked on projects ranging from architecture and interiors to tableware and furnishings for the workplace and home. Having designed aircraft cabin seating in collaboration with Qantas, Caon understands the need for furniture that can comfortably go the distance. BLOC is a sophisticated system of modular furniture that is designed to support productivity in the workplace and facilitate the movement towards deconstructed office environments. 

The interchangeable modular components are designed for working, meeting and socialising and can be configured according to need and reconfigured according to whim. Conceived to serve workers in standing, seated or crouched positions, the system includes privacy pods and meetings pods, single and double workstations and breakout pods. Back and arm supports can double as solid work surfaces, and some arm units contain inner storage space for accessories and charging devices. Upholstered panels are also available for greater privacy and enhanced acoustics.

BLOC is composed of solid-foam modules upholstered in a selection of wool textiles by Kvadrat and Maharam that Caon researched and specified in close collaboration with Kvadrat Maharam Australia. The luxurious fabric was sepcified to mould to the curves of each element and naturally has high rub rates and durability to allow it to perform well under daily commercial use.

Twenty textile colour palettes ensure each piece is adaptable to the aesthetic and atmosphere of a multitude of workplaces, while subtle pattern and texture add a point of difference or focal point for each piece. The textile palettes are available at a variety of price points allowing BLOC to meet a range of budgets.

Australian customers will also appreciate that the product is manufactured in Australia, which translates to short lead times. Plus the simple-to-follow Kvadrat Maharam textile selections means all possible configurations look great and can be tailored to individual customers.

See the ful BLOC collection at Living Edge Showrooms nationally or visit the website here.