The idea of office work and the spatial concepts associated with it have changed fundamentally in recent years. As a result, new typologies have emerged, such as coworking spaces, which now exist all over the world. One example is the new coworking space "Unity" by the provider Walter in Bordeaux, which is located in the heart of the new Bastide Niel district. The space was designed by the French architecture firm Patriarche, who designed large, open and bright rooms for two hundred workstations on an area of around two thousand square meters. For the appropriate equipment, the architects chose furniture from Mara.
In doing so, the spatial concept of "Unity" follows Walter's philosophy of creating ergonomic, flexible and communicative places: "Our workspaces are constantly evolving to keep pace with new forms of work and changing consumer, entertainment and eating habits. In a world of constant evolution, workspaces must also constantly evolve to provide meaningful experiences for users and added value for businesses," Walter comments. The flexibility of the spaces is evident, among other things, in the structure of the building with a raw concrete surface that provides a robust framework for the implementation of different uses. Large glass surfaces bring daylight into the interior and ensure a high quality of stay, which additionally supports the communicative idea of coworking as a platform for creative exchange.
Thanks to the architects' planning, everything in the coworking space "Unity" can be flexibly adapted to the desired spatial concepts – be it the lighting, the room acoustics or the specific use of the furniture. This also applies to the "Follow Tilting" sitting and standing table by Mara, which was also used to furnish the space: "It is difficult to find a perfectly modular product. We were looking for a variable table on casters that could be folded and adjusted in height. The 'Follow Tilting' tables were therefore installed in an area intended either for classic workstations, for a conference room or for small flexible meeting areas," says architect Marjolaine Devaux of Patriarche.
Due to their dimensions, the tables can easily be used for conventional workstations. At the same time, their easy handling offers the possibility to flexibly occupy the premises. "Follow Tilting" is also equipped with Mara's patented "No-Gravity" system, which allows the height of the work surface to be adjusted intuitively, quickly and silently with a simple touch. This requires neither a power connection nor a gas spring. The version with folding top and swivel casters can be easily moved by one person and allows the stacking of several tables, which can thus be assembled in a very small area. With its intuitive and easy handling, the furniture complements the spaces designed by Patriarche, which now allows flexible forms of collaboration.