10/06/2020 - Already prior to the Covid-19 pandemic Italy alone counted 570,000 teleworkers. The months of lockdown, imposed by governments worldwide to counter the spread of the virus, have turned a tendency into a necessity, thus significantly accelerating a process already underway. Although it’s still unclear how the pandemic, once it is over, will have changed our daily routine and the world we live in, there is little doubt about the increasing importance of smart working capacities. As of yet, many employees have still not returned to their offices. Google and Facebook have already announced that their staff will be given the opportunity to work from home until December, with predictable prolongations for 2021.
Flexibility and the capacity to react dynamically are hence key competences. In other words, it seems almost certain that the concept of working from home is here to stay, also beyond the end of the coronavirus emergency. On this account it seems reasonable to give thought about how to properly set up your home office, also because a PC with reliable internet connection just may not suffice.
But how to set up a home office if there is no dedicated space available?
One efficient solution lies in choosing furniture that allows for creating multi-purpose environments. In fact, with convertible furniture it is possible to rearrange and utilize domestic spaces in new ways. The bedroom can as easily become an office as the living room, or any passageway that connects one area to another. The point is: these changes are only transitory. After daily work is completed, everything can return to home position. Such highly functional systems are also fun to use, not least because the abrupt transformation takes only seconds and leaves one literally stunned.
has been the first manufacturer to explore the world of convertible furniture, with pioneering products on the market as early as the 1960s.
”, explains brand sales director Luca Colombo
, “it’s possible to optimize domestic space and make it more efficient. We promote convertible furniture not only as a means for resolving problems created by a lack of space but also, if not most eminently, because this kind of furniture adds value to the room itself, as it becomes a container for different scenarios. The full potential of our modular furniture program allows us to offer an answer to a number of sometimes diverging needs. It’s all about functionality and the capability to modify spaces that are usually static and furnished for one single purpose. Our convertible furniture can lend the room flexibility practically without compromises or downsides
Oslo Divano 173 + Wally
Clei system furniture allows to combine, in the same space, bedroom, sofa and home office, e.g. with the Ambiente 20
which features Nuovoliolà 10
, a convertible system with foldaway double bed, sofa and bookcase
, that becomes a Home Office
when one is needed. Everything is instantly in place thanks to a built-in cable gland, LED lighting and shelves for organizing documents and various objects.
Much in the same way it is possible to use a studio as bedroom, or even a corridor or passageway between two rooms. A perfect solution is offered by Ambiente 12
, with Penelope 2 Board
in a staring role. This convertible system combines a sizable desk, a bookcase and a foldaway double bed. The worktop, which can be opened and closed at will, always remains in a horizontal position. Thanks to the tilting mechanism it is not even necessary to move or tidy away whatever happens to be on the desk. Such a versatile home office helps to gain precious centimeters where space is limited.
Nuovoliolà 10 + Home Office 1478
Smaller desks are available, too. A valid alternative to the classic writing desk is the retractable pull-out table App
. As part of a container element with door, it can be opened and used for shorter work sessions, and immediately closed again.
Penelope 2 Board P.62,3 + Miguel 84
Another option is a folding table like Wally
, or Girò
, a wall-mounting table/console with hinged opening.
Kali Standard 90 + App + Tetris
There is a wide choice of shelves and drawers, essential for storing documents and objects, and wheeled containers for even more versatile solutions. Alternatively, wherever it is possible to use small vertical spaces, there are storage solutions and fitting shelves with a depth of only 25 cm. Larger spaces can be partitioned as required using open bookcases as functional and capacious room dividers.
In combination with the convertible furniture, these elements occupy minimum space and leave room for many different applications. With everything tidy and at the ready, these all-in-one solutions adapt perfectly to the multiple needs of a constantly evolving society.
CLEI on ARCHIPRODUCTS
Tango Componibile 198 + Kitchen Box + Girò
Tango Divano 270 + App
Oslo Divano 173 + Wally