HeartBeat by Karim Rashid encourages flexibility and human interaction

Heartbeat by Karim Rashid is an innovative seating design that seeks to address social alienation in public spaces and encourage interaction and conversation.

Product Description

Designed for furniture manufacturer nienkämper, ‘Heartbeat’ has three distinct seating elements: straight, concave, and convex, and each seat can be re-positioned to created different layouts.

The shape and direction of the alternating seating resembles a wave or a pulse, keeping guests from being seated back to back, and makes it effortless to spark interaction. The name ‘Heartbeat’ suggests sharing a “heart to heart” with your fellow human being.