Third Places – places between home and working environment – are growing in importance in modern societies. During the 2016 London Design Festival, MINI presented its cooperation with architect and designer Asif Khan, “MINI LIVING Forests“. He demonstrated three interpretations of these “spaces between spaces“. From 17 to 25 September, the installations were open to public.
Khan designed three semi-translucent cubes which are located in the middle of Shoreditch’s busy streets. Each room is conceptualized differently but all are decorated with plants in order to create an ambiance that feels like being in the woods:
The “connect“ area holds two benches which can be transformed into a large wooden table, the center piece of this cabin. Here you can get in touch with other people, either spontaneously or pre-planned.
Visitors who want to work from a different place than they are used to can go to the “create“ space. Furniture can be rearranged in various ways, depending on the attendees’ needs. Groups and individuals find a zone of creativity, an ideal basis for outstanding work.
Eventually the “relax“ space lets you disconnect from every task. Naturally arranged green plants encourage you to take a break from work to gather new strength.