International firm COBE wanted to create an innovative, flexible, and open profile for their two-part studio space and café, which they envisioned in collaboration with Depanneur Cafe as an inviting space for the public to visit.

Transforming an office that is usually private into a more accessible environment, special versions of the Halftime Chair – the product of another collaboration between HAY and COBE – are paired throughout with stackable Pyramid Tables and Benches, to enable the architects to host talks and events, and to modify meeting spaces as needed.