Sofa Community: Savvy Seating for the Socially Minded

Czech designer Martin Zampach has come up with a couple of cool modular seating systems based on the idea that face-to-face interaction in this age of electronic communication is becoming somewhat of a rarity. He knows that the fast pace of today's society allows us to accomplish more work in a shorter time, and while that's great and all, we still need to set aside time for relaxation and fun with our loved ones.

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To solve this growing problem of isolation and feelings of being "alone with everyone," he's envisioned the idea of a Sofa Community which can either nudge strangers into interacting, or allow for an expanded circle of camaraderie amongst friends.

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For more spacious houses, this might be a good way to accommodate larger groups without having to worry about pulling in extra seating from the garage. Or for a public venue this modular seating arrangement may foster the meeting of new people and the broadening of one's social sphere with its endless placement options.

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