The Limit Between Private And Public

Edited by: Roberta De Monte

Design by: Jakob Gomez

Where: Nowhere

Proofreading: Bianca Baroni

Gi Booth

There is always a boundary between public space and private space. Privacy requires it, the distance between what is mine and what is yours. The Mexican architect and designer Jakob Gomez was able to demarcate these two environments, private and public, even in his latest creation: the armchair Gi Booth.

Gi Booth

More than a seat, it looks like a nest, an alcove formed by a single square meter of space that allows different spatial configurations, all depends on whether you choose: a single item or if you decide to relate different Gi Booth chairs.

Gi Booth

The design, developed in collaboration with Aurora Karla González Villarreal and Jorge Reynoso, is certainly well researched and definitely modern, with an architectural aesthetics.  The main feature are the two large earmuff-like elements that provide high acustic protection, a way to keep the concentration both at work and while you study.

Gi Booth

Jakob Gomez decided to emphasize the clear and sharp shape of the Gi Booth chair, creating a strong contrast between the structure of the seat and the textile part. The metal legs support the framework, which can be realized in three different types of wood, and then it is covered with a soft fabric, available in five colors (red, yellow, green, blue and purple).  And what do you prefer? To read or to chat with your neighbor?

Gi Booth

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About the Author

She graduated in 2012 at the University IUAV of Venice, Master in Building Technology, with a thesis on new media façades. Trainee at the studio TAMassociati (Venice) and Laboratorio2729 (Venice), she participated in two study-tours to New York, Holland and Germany.

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