In collaboration with industrial designer William Lee Et Al. Collective presented the new unique chair called LEAN. It is a sculptural yet simple piece designed to bring purpose to a universally under-utilized space; the corner. The versatile piece stands alone as a sculptural element, but also has dual functionality as furniture. When upright in a corner, LEAN is a chair that gains structural support from its adjacent walls. Set on its side, it becomes a coffee table with negative spaces for books and magazines. Fabricated in plywood, LEAN comes in a two-tone color which reinforces its geometric shape. In metal, the thin sheets combine durability with elegance.

The Lean is, in most cases a modern chair that can be used by anyone who doesn’t mind sitting in the corner of the room. That’s right, the Lean need a corner to stand in an up right position, which limits its usage as an actual chair. In case you want to move it away from the corners the Lean can certainly act as a modern coffee table or storage solution. But the Lean was conceived exactly to make the corner the attractive space in your room so that’s where you should use it in case you already plan to get it.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Et Al. Collaborative is a full-service architectural design practice. Its team represents a unique combination of talents, professional backgrounds, passions and insights. Et Al. approaches each project as an opportunity to collaborate with a client, an opportunity to define and appropriately respond to a specific goal–yours.