2012-west elm along with designing hope studio and a team from Pratt Institute worked to develop furniture concepts for the way people use and live with technology. Students conducted research to better understand existing and emerging trends around technology use in the home. From that research new product offerings were uncovered. One key insight centered around the fact that laptops are commonly used in living rooms, but don’t have a great place to be stored while not in use, and when they are being used it is often in strange postures and uncomfortable ways. dh studio designed an ottoman concept and coffee table concept around this idea and worked to develop renderings and technical drawings for each concept.