VS

Next chapter

Workflow in the new world of work

Work today is more globalized, more interconnected, more diverse and more complex. Companies face the imperative task of accommodating new challenges while internally needing to create something that is future-oriented – matching the organization of their work to new methods of communication and working. Work is in flux; furniture for an office landscape - an office living space - is the visualization of workflow in the new world of work.

LockerArea, ServicePoint, Print & CopyArea.

Lockers. Storage space for individual use.
Lockers. Storage space for individual use.

Central areas for personal storage space and technology. In the shared workplace organization, an area with lockers offers lockable storage for documents, laptops and personal items. A ToolBox, case or bag makes the job of transporting these materials to the workstation and back much easier.

In a separate room or separated area there is an integrated technology area that also offers storage space for office materials. Logistically, it is possible to build in central mail collection. The use of acoustic screens can minimize noise levels.

Personal territory in a non-territorial office.
Personal territory in a non-territorial office.
Terminals for personal racks.
Terminals for personal racks.
At the center of all the activity.
At the center of all the activity.
Cupboard elements for personal storage space.
Cupboard elements for personal storage space.

Checkpoint, TouchDown, PhoneBox.

Get information, orient yourself, communicate.
Get information, orient yourself, communicate.

Arrive, get up to speed, make a call. Checking emails, quick calls, short-term laptop work – these functions are perfectly supported by a simple stand-at desk with a height adjustable chair. The PhoneBox provides a private space for telephoning.

Business calls sometimes require a private space away from background noise. In the open-plan office, a PhoneBox supplies the necessary acoustic shielding and creates an ambience for confidential conversations.

Communication island in the open-plan office.
Communication island in the open-plan office.
Privacy for personal conversations.
Privacy for personal conversations.

WorkStations, PersonalStorage.

Working does not mean to be sitting all the time.
Working does not mean to be sitting all the time.

Working does not mean to be sitting all the time. In a large open-plan area, fixed workstations are usually placed in double or four-block arrangements for space optimization. From an ergonomic point of view, it is sensible to have infinite electric height adjustment that enables easy and constant switching from sitting to standing height tables. Monitor swivel arms facilitate individualized adaptation.

Screens serve as a visual and acoustic division for two-person workstations.

The attraction of the essential.
The attraction of the essential.
Clearly divided personal work area.
Clearly divided personal work area.
Functionality and good design.
Functionality and good design.
Manual height adjustment.
Manual height adjustment.
Ergonomics and functionality.
Ergonomics and functionality.
High-performing workstations.
High-performing workstations.
Work more ergonomically.
Work more ergonomically.
Adjustable for comfortable height.
Adjustable for comfortable height.
Shared workplace organization.
Shared workplace organization.
Trouble-free individual height adaptation.
Trouble-free individual height adaptation.

WorkLounge, CommunicationLounge.

Working and communicating.
Working and communicating.

An island in an open-plan office. Freed from the normal work environment of an open-plan office – yet centrally placed: with a separate Work & CommunicationLounge you define an area that can be used for communication and conversation but also for project coordination and team meetings.

Also important is an effective acoustic barrier that is best achieved by furniture arrangements.

Quiet area for meetings.
Quiet area for meetings.
Arranged areas.
Arranged areas.
Lounge area in the office.
Lounge area in the office.
Building blocks with lots of possibilities.
Building blocks with lots of possibilities.
High-back elements with acoustically effective upholstery.
High-back elements with acoustically effective upholstery.

ThinkTank.

High levels of concentration.
High levels of concentration.

A sheltered environment for focused work. As an alternative to the open-plan space there must be a separate ThinkTank for all activities that require high levels of concentration. Acoustic elements protect from disturbing and distracting background noise.

A working space that is easily adaptable by the user with comfortable IT integration lends functional support to such work processes. ThinkTanks can also be equipped for focused work in the small project team.

Sheltered working environment.
Sheltered working environment.
Thinking cell for project teams.
Thinking cell for project teams.

MeetingRoom, ConferenceRoom.

Generous space.
Generous space.

Formal discussions and meetings. The spatial division of a workplace is good for concentration and emphasizes its formal nature. Discussions, meetings, and conferences take place in a separate space with the required interactive media support.

Discussion tables also provide participants with data and power connections for laptop work and the necessary presentation technology.

Invitation to a meeting.
Invitation to a meeting.
Impressive conference table.
Impressive conference table.
Inclusive round shape.
Inclusive round shape.
Large circle discussions.
Large circle discussions.
Interaction and cooperation.
Interaction and cooperation.
Function and creation.
Function and creation.
Meeting and conference table.
Meeting and conference table.
Tables that can be deployed at any time.
Tables that can be deployed at any time.

InformalMeeting, ChillOut, SnackArea, CoffeeCorner, ChildCare.

For that short break, have a seat!
For that short break, have a seat!

An InformalLounge can be an island for informal conversations – an opportunity to step out of the busy arena of an open-plan office for a short while. This is a natural place for interaction or a spontaneous meeting. You can meet at the SnackArea and CoffeeCorner for a short break or for a discussion in informal surroundings.

The possibilities for these communication areas are manifold, for short meetings even as well as for a temporary work alternative to the desk. Child-friendly furniture offers the right layout for integrated childcare.

Meeting point – the coffee machine.
Meeting point – the coffee machine.
Minimalism with maximum effect.
Minimalism with maximum effect.
Relaxing in the lounge area.
Relaxing in the lounge area.
Corner seating as a retreat.
Corner seating as a retreat.
Furniture for childcare.
Furniture for childcare.
Relaxing in the lounge area.
Relaxing in the lounge area.

VideoConference, TeamWork, CreativeRoom.

Discussion and research.
Discussion and research.

Areas for teamwork and brainstorming. In a separate space the open-plan office, areas with appropriate media support, can become a space for working together, researching or discussing. A round or freeform table integrates the team, connections for laptops make working uncomplicated. Successful brainstorming requires a non-hierarchical space – a place where one can think without feeling threatened.

Furniture contributes significantly to making a space inviting and inspiring

and conducive to creativity.

Inspiring thinking space.
Inspiring thinking space.

CustomerCenter.

Working in contact with customers.
Working in contact with customers.

Optimum support of customer relations. Availability and answers to all customer inquiries through personal contact – in the CustomerCenter, the idea is that employees in daily contact with customers should have optimum support.

Through furniture that is appropriate for specific working conditions and designed to be adapted to very different users quickly and easily – e.g. by comfortable electric table-height adjustment.

Concentrating on a discussion with a customer.
Concentrating on a discussion with a customer.
Comfortable individual height adaptation.
Comfortable individual height adaptation.

WorkBench.

Modern Working.
Modern Working.

New kinds of work organization. When the nature of the work changes, the work environment changes too. Old office structures are no longer universally applicable; employees are not tied to their isolated workstation any more.

New types of communication and cooperation arise to be supported by the appropriate furniture. Open-plan work areas invite uncomplicated cooperation appropriate to the situation.

Compact workstations in freeform.
Compact workstations in freeform.

Management, DialogRoom.

Working at executive level.
Working at executive level.

Functional and atmospheric qualities. The management work place should have the required functionality while meeting its more exclusive, representational needs and combining those features with design quality, because furniture contributes significantly to the general mood of a room.

A confidential discussion requires a positive ambience. The furniture engenders inclusivity - organic basic shapes help loosen the rigidity of the adviser / customer situation; technology is used to support the discussion e.g. via flexible multi-directional monitors.

More ergonomic benefits.
More ergonomic benefits.
Quality wood surface.
Quality wood surface.
Be inclusive and advise.
Be inclusive and advise.
A place for work and consultation.
A place for work and consultation.

LearningSpace.

Designing seminar rooms.
Designing seminar rooms.

Training, instruction, further education. Light furniture simplifies the flexible use of learning spaces. The tables can be moved around, depending on whether the students are working alone or in groups.

Light, slim chairs are easily grouped. However, easy handling must not be at the expense of ergonomic requirements, after all work goes on intensively and all day in a learning space.

Flexible space furniture made easy.
Flexible space furniture made easy.

TeamStorage.

Economic storage space solution.
Economic storage space solution.

Storage space for the team. This storage space forms a central repository for a team or section in an open-plan space. It is best to integrate this function when storage elements have a space-zoning function – combined with short distances – so are thus positioned centrally.

Front and rear panels can be used to mute disturbing background noise from the open-plan space and optimized acoustically by appropriate surfaces.

Endless possibilities.
Endless possibilities.
Good organization made easy.
Good organization made easy.
Storage space for the team.
Storage space for the team.
Storage solutions for the team.
Storage solutions for the team.
Freely combinable storage solutions.
Freely combinable storage solutions.
System with a distinctive line.
System with a distinctive line.