New Vision of Work
Mobility is essential and no longer a “buzzword” but in today’s corporate fast moving society, mobility is mainstream.
Research has shown the importance of mobility and it’s a business strategy that cannot be overlooked. Research has also shown mobility could lead to better processes, productivity and also enhance employee’s well-being, satisfaction and happiness—and we all know that happier employees get more done.
With that said, are organisations really thinking about the implications of mobility implement at their workplace?
KOKUYO collaborated with nendo to designed a creative workspace, where we explore how our daily working tools can be transformed into creative mobility; by adopting “Rolling Workspace”.
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Hall 7 Stand 050
Designed by nendo
A space installation designed for “ORGATEC”, the largest trade fair for office furniture held biannually in Cologne, Germany.
On the presumption that redefining the square white board, which is a common fixture used in every office, will create an environment that will encourage creativity, the whiteboard was transformed into a circular shape. This allowed the whiteboard to be rolled around freely in the office, and place against the wall.
Moreover, it was hoped that the shape will encourage people to jot down their ideas not in a linear form but chained in a spiral form or spread out in a radial form. Matching desks, benches and high counters were also designed with slits cut into them, allowing the whiteboards to be effortlessly fixed as a divider. The reverse side of the whiteboards were finished off with fabric, serving as a panel with some sound absorbing properties.
This idea was not only applied to furniture but also space. It was considered that whiteboards could be used as “stands” that divides the rooms slotted into a slit in the floor, or used as “doors” for a separate room or a shelf, or several whiteboards were “filed” into the several slits situated in the walls. These various slits could be utilized as bicycle stands, and it could also be envisaged that the bicycles brought to work could also be brought straight to the desk.
The aim was to achieve a dynamic work space that would enhance the “rotation” of the brain coupled with the rolling whiteboard.
Photo Credit By Hiroshi Iwasaki & Akihiro Yoshida
Casual Stacking Chair
Designed by nendo
A casual stacking chair that has a variety of purposes ranging from placing it in meeting areas or open spaces of an office.
Although the composition of the chair is simple, comprised of the combination of a plastic resin shell with a unified back and seat section and a metal frame, it has a design feature detailing the frame section slightly “protruding” from the shell. This has allowed the chair to be pulled out effortlessly just by holding on to the back frame, and has also enabled it to be trailed sideways or carried around and stacked with ease, just by taking hold of the frame on the side of the seat. A rich variation is available, with 8 different models with different frames ranging from arm chairs, caster chairs and single legged chairs, with 6 colours variations for the shells and 3 colour variations for the frames, detachable fabric and leather covers to choose from.