A hip new furniture startup in Holland plans to spark up the way people use public spaces with the launch of the company’s initial furniture line geared for a technology-driven society.
Sparkeology is a combined effort of longtime library furniture-maker The Worden Company, architecture and design firm Via Design and its sister company Viable, and graphic design firm Square One Design. The company operates out of Worden’s headquarters at 199 East 17th St.
“We saw that public spaces have become community hubs where people gather,” says Worden salesperson Robin Hendrick Lane. “On campuses, students gather in coffee shops, in hallways between classes, in lounges in dorms. We see opportunities in all of those spaces where people need to sit down and plug in, and the need to create little spaces where people can work.”