Colourful sofas in informal meeting zones, acoustically isolated places for undisturbed work, furniture that can be adjusted to the individual needs of its users, canteens that look like cafes or a swing in a fun room – at the fair in Milan (4–9 April) we will show how to trigger employees’ potential with the right interior arrangement.
The work style in an office is changing rapidly. In order to respond to the change, new interior arrangement concepts focused on people’s needs (so-called anthropo-design) are coming into being. Employers are paying greater attention to employees’ needs, since they know the success of their companies depends on their employees’ creativity and efficiency. The organisers of the fair in Milan encourage exhibitors to show forward-thinking and present solutions adjusted to the modern workplace – the so-called workplace 3.0. How will our company respond to this challenge?
Let your imagination swing
– With our stand, we would like to show that there is something childlike in each of us. It is the youngest who have exceptional imaginations; these can also be very useful at work. Moreover, it is children who can truly enjoy life. Why don’t we improve our working day with a few little pleasures, such as drinking refreshing lemonade or sitting on a swing? This can stimulate creativity and have a positive influence on people’s efficiency at work. Nowadays we have a wide range of arrangement possibilities, enabling us to arrange offices in an interesting way – says Sławomira Rzepkowska who is responsible for arranging our stand at the fair in Milan.
Visitors to our stand will be invited to make use of the most cutting-edge modern technology. Using special glasses, they will move into a virtual office where they will be able to change arrangements, furniture colours and systems, walk freely around an open space, or sit in a comfortable armchair in a managerial office. The #OfficeVR application was presented for the first time during last year’s ORGATEC fair in Cologne, with unanimous positive feedback. It has since been improved: we have added new furniture and functionalities.
A multitude of solutions
At our 320 m² stand we will present many solutions, including: Play&Work desks with height adjustment, which allow employees to adopt both sitting and standing positions (designed by WertelOberfell); Xenium duo back chairs (designed by Martin Ballendat); SitagWave chairs with intuitive adjustment, which ensure perfect spine support while looking very attractive (designed by Uli Witzig); the Navigo chair, which provides proof that ergonomic products can also be exceptionally comfortable (designed by Oscar Buffon); Tauko chairs, which make reference to the design from the 60s and warm up the office space (designed by Przemysław Mac Stopa); modular tables from the same line, which can be arranged in different configurations, thanks to their shapes; the Tepee system, which helps to isolate employees visually and acoustically from people working in an open space, allowing them to perform tasks that require concentration or hold effective meetings within a small team (designed by Hilary Birkbeck); colourful Tapa poufs, which can be freely arranged according to the user’s preferences (designed by Mac Stopa); Levitate desks, which make reference to the home office design trend (designed by the famous pair WertelOberfell).
To hit the target
For us, an office is a place where people realise business processes. A well designed office arrangement project is an optimal combination of these three elements. As an expert in arranging offices, we present not only products but also specific solutions that are worth implementing in communication, concentration and relaxation areas. To ensure our offer responds to the needs of each organisation, we encourage clients to conduct a space efficiency analysis or an employee activity analysis in different departments. This is the work our Workplace Research and Consulting Department deals with.
– On the basis of our analyses, we prepare recommendations for the new project concerning the number of desks, the type of equipment, the desksharing possibilities, the number and size of informal meeting places and the amount of telephone booths for particular departments. This type of data helps us design the right office for our client. We stress our competences in this field with the motto “We KNOW HOW to #MakeYourSpace” – says Karolina Manikowska, Workplace Research and Consulting Department Director.
We warmly invite you to visit our stand – no. A11 B08 in hall no. 24.
Workplace 3.0/SaloneUfficio is part of the international Salone del Mobile fair. Only companies that have been invited by the organisers can exhibit there. It will be the second time our company participates in the fair, held in the capital of Italian design.
Our furniture will also be part of an artistic installation of the Interni press office designed by Przemysław Mac Stopa within the Milan Design Week. The “Material‒Immaterial” exhibition can be seen on 3‒15 April.