Towards New Workplace Paradigms Accessories

Client: Teknion

Sector: Product

Commission: 2014

Launch: 2015

As part of our first collection for Teknion, the series of table top accessories expresses ideas of well-being, community and collaboration found in the contemporary workplace. The accessories are part of a larger collection, comprising a range of furniture, and marks the beginning of an ongoing collaboration with the company to re-examine the future of the workplace.

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Bringing an element of wellness to the workplace, Nest and Tray – the two main items of the accessories collection – challenge conventional thinking about working environments by introducing a humane element. Made of traditional materials, such as wood, marble, metal and glass, the products celebrate the craft of Teknion’s manufacturing process and result in a harmony of functional and sculptural desktop items.

Designed for use in a private office, meeting room or shared workspace, both Nest and Tray convey a truly healthy workplace by celebrating the sharing of fresh fruit, a jug of water, and a flower vase alongside the omnipotence of technology. By recognising the importance of these elements through symbolic objects, we can point towards a new form of workplace thinking that transcends the dominance of ergonomic furniture.

Collectively, the pieces reflect ideas of well-being, which have become hardwired into contemporary workplace design.  Materials are intentionally exposed in a raw and expressive form to help balance the growing power of technology. Through the exploration of ideas outside the typical constraints of office furniture, this collection has laid the conceptual foundation for more product development to come.