Future Visions

werner works – new products for modern office concepts

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Future Visions
22/07/2019 - What will the office of the future look like, and will there even be such a thing? The whole idea of the office is currently being re-thought. Fixed fitting systems are no longer state-of-the-art. Modern office concepts make use of a wide range of spatial forms and furnishing styles. The customer chooses the organisational structure developed specially for his company, the customised item of furniture that suits his style of life and work, and a material concept specially attuned to his expectations. In this way, a collage is created from the widest variety of furnishing modules and a creative office ambience is developed exclusively for each project. 
 
With its new products, parkour and basictop, developed in cooperation with Berlin design studio Kinzo, werner works wishes to make a contribution to furnishing this pioneering world of work.  
 
parkour – form follows figure
 
‘parkour’ is a new furniture range, which reinterprets the cupboard interior. Cupboard with a difference - variously equipped cupboard booths offer space for concentrated working, undisturbed telephone calls, a short coffee break for two, for relaxation, or even for larger meetings.
werner works, parkour

werner works, parkour

The primary function of the office cupboard interior is to store files or office supplies, or maybe also to place things or hang coats. Particularly with respect to the changing conditions of a new working world, however, this space offers potential that has not yet been tapped. With the new multi-functional booths from werner works, this is about to change.
werner works, parkour

werner works, parkour

The new booths have been expanded with versatile options for types of use and thus satisfy the various communicative needs in the office. This might involve working alone or in pairs without any distractions, or quiet discussions on the phone or with another colleague, or taking a break and recuperating, or having lunch with a colleague – the spectrum of functional options has been multiplied.
werner works, parkour

werner works, parkour

The new and varied range of uses is based predominantly on a unique design concept: Like a parkour, the design follows the possible movement sequences in the office and develops its form from this. Our cognitive senses adapt more quickly to the surrounding landscape and acclimatise accordingly. The fixed, rigid object is replaced by flexible, usable forms, whose design is generated from movement. Human proportions describe the figure – the new booths are modulated accordingly. The office, with its specific requirements, will be enriched by innovative experiences in day-to-day work with the new booths. 
werner works, parkour

werner works, parkour

The bandwidth of application scenarios for the new booths is multifarious: from wall sculptures that break up the cupboard monotony in corridors, for example, and room dividers that partition off meeting rooms or service points, to work islands in cramped office zones. With heights and depths corresponding to our range of cupboards, the cupboard booths become a central reference point in the office when combined with our lockers or cloakroom cupboards. The back of the booths can also be activated. As a whiteboard, magnetic surface or pinboard, the finished back panel becomes an action surface.
 
basictop – multifunctional cupboard add-on units
werner works, basic top

werner works, basic top

Sideboards are often used in open-plan offices to define work areas. ‘Kinzo’ design studio has developed add-on units on behalf of werner works especially for this type of use. The units not only give structure to the room but are also acoustically effective. With dimensions matched to the standard cupboards, the ‘basictop’ add-on units are set on top of two-file-high cupboards without the use of tools. The necessary stability is ensured by the mitred construction of the frame and by a weight integrated in the lower tray.This means that the add-on units can also be added to existing office structures at a later date. 
werner works, basic top

werner works, basic top

In addition to the pinboards, which provide optional acoustic properties or can be fitted with a white board on one side, the range of ‘basictop cupboard add-on units’ also offers plant containers to be added on top.
werner works, basic top

werner works, basic top

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