joynout shapes the new era of welfare working-culture with desktop partition screen
joynout shapes the new era of welfare working-culture with desktop partition screen joynout shapes the new era of welfare working-culture with desktop partition screen
jun 01, 2016

joynout shapes the new era of welfare working-culture with desktop partition screen

joynout shapes the new era of welfare working-culture with desktop partition screen
(above) the news headliner that motivated the desktop partition screens
all images courtesy of joynout




nowadays there is a growing awareness for the importance of designing a comfortable and dynamic working environment, which will serve our changing needs throughout the day. business owners expect their employees to be productive and efficient. many of them understand that by offering a resting zone for relaxation at the working space, they can increase the productivity and vitality of their workers. on the other hand, workers themselves expect their workplace to feel like a second home, where they convey a very large part of their time. this idea brought tel aviv-based joynout studio to start developing an innovative product that will meet the requirements and expectations of both sides.

a short break sponsored by ‘for the rest’




industrial designer assaf israel and architect sharon liverant collaborated to create a product that will spare the need for a certain resting zone inside an office and will take advantage of the existing elements which are already in use in the common open space office. they combined two important functions in one product: a partition screen that divides a space and gives privacy, and on the other hand can function as a platform for relaxation. the motivation came from situations where people take a short nap, usually when they rest upon a surface. by a simple operation of only two steps, ‘for the rest’ becomes a platform to lay the head and upper body, allowing rest and disengage a slight respite from the bustle of the office, without getting up from the workstation.

semi-transparent partition




the materials were driven by the most modern office furniture: the frame is made of a strong yet flexible polymeric material in mold injection technology, to keep the structure light and lean. the stretched net on this frame is flexible and ergonomic and allows a customized support structure for the shoulders. the central part, which serves as a pillow, is upholstered with a felt fabric that helps reducing noises. the base is made of a light metal structure.


‘for the rest’ is patent pending and design registered.

‘for the rest’ collection

the products are very easy to use, changing from screen to resting surface

only two simple steps transform the partition screen into a resting surface



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.


edited by: juliana neira | designboom

  • Oh dear…I cannot imagine to take a real nap right next to my collegue who’s typing or talking to the phone. Not to mention incoming visitors, telephone calls etc. These approaches seem all to be a not more than helpless efforts from employees to suggest how much they care about their workers, but without any real gain.
    Besides, I doubt that this slim column will support my weight good enough without bouncing or bending. At worst you will wake up with a stiff neck. Take a chair with a near horizontal position, that’s far more relaxing and ergonomic. And cheaper.

    Dirk16 says:
  • I have to agree with Dirk16. This product does not look restful and cannot compete with a reclining chair. It’s nice to look at, but aesthetics has trumped function and left value and humanity behind.

    Rob18 says:

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