ronan and erwan bouroullec: workbays for vitra ronan and erwan bouroullec: workbays for vitra
oct 26, 2012

ronan and erwan bouroullec: workbays for vitra

 ronan and erwan bouroullec: workbays for vitra image courtesy of vitra

 

 

 

furniture manufacturer vitra displays its new products and concepts in open landscapes, walk-in shops and display windows at the orgatec office furniture fair in cologne, germany with the bouroullec brothers having conceived ‘workbays’ for the company.

 

the concept redefines the idea of the traditional working environment in an effort to break the conventional static planning structure of most the offices. the multifunctional design builds upon the transforming workplace – one that is open, fertile and fostering exchange of communication through systems that provide employees the freedom to select the work environment that suits their individual tasks. ‘workbays’ is made up of wall elements in two different heights so that it can be extended and adjusted as required – growing organically. ‘workbays’ is characterized by a sound damping feature to help absorb any disturbing noise in the areas surrounding the individual rooms. each space can accommodate various workplace activities from telephone booths, video conference rooms, reading corners to coffee corners and meeting rooms – all without having to ostracize colleagues.

 

 

the concept redefines the idea of the traditional working environment image courtesy of vitra

 

 

 

‘workbays’ is characterized by a sound damping feature to help absorb any disturbing noise image courtesy of vitra

 

 

a detail of the ‘workbay’ design image courtesy of vitra

 

 

the multifunctional design builds upon the transforming workplace image courtesy of vitra

 

 

an illustration demonstrating the concept image courtesy of vitra

 

 

each space can accommodate various workplace activities image courtesy of vitra

 

the concept offers employees the freedom to select the work environment that suits their individual tasks image courtesy of vitra

 

‘workbays’ is made up of wall elements in two different heights image courtesy of vitra

 

 

the system can be extended and adjusted as necessary to the activity at hand image courtesy of vitra

 

individual moduleimage courtesy ronan and erwan bouroullec

  • a gentle cube

    dbkii says:
  • Very attractive.
    I would think that if you could hear your heartbeat while you were working that the acoustics were eliminating all exterior sounds. You must have meant to express your disappointment in the acoustics in some other way.

    rcvs1 says:
  • although aesthetically beautiful, I must say I’m rather disappointed with the concept itself. This configuration encourages only individual work, while the trend is to collaborate, integrate and communicate workers with each other…

    perhaps suited to call centers and libraries…

    rodrigogua says:
  • This year at the Orgatec there were a lot of concepts similar to this one, that deal with the separation of workspaces rather than encouraging team work – as if the global recession makes everyone want to retreat to his/her own cocoon…

    henk says:
  • beautiful if you ask me.

    mir says:

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