The furniture whisperer
In the exhibition “Typecasting. An Assembly of Iconic, Forgotten and New Vitra Characters,” Robert Stadler lends furniture a voice. Let’s take a listen!
The new office furniture system WorKit developed with Arik Levy is based on a small
detail with a big impact. The intelligently designed cube-shaped core element serves to secure and connect the table tops and define the legs, underframe and CPU holders. It establishes relationships and forms links, prompting Arik Levy to describe it as the DNA of his system. Individual workstations can be expanded as desired and flexibly combined with one another. WorKit is the simple, rational and yet versatile solution for start ups and dynamic companies who need a quick and easy way to reconfigure their teamwork areas on an ongoing basis.
A main component of the system consists of single or two-part table tops with rounded edges made of light-coloured melamine that are available in four sizes. Thanks to the invisibly mounted underframe, WorKit can create table widths of up to 240cm without disruptive intermediate supports. The height of the desk can be varied using three different adapters. Power is distributed via a central technical unit in the desk in which power cables are invisibly connected to desk lamps, flat screen holders and screens via special cable channels. Runing along the centre, fabric-covered screens of various sizes can be fitted onto metal rails to give privacy and allow individual structuring of the workstation. They can be equipped with accessories such as storage units for papers or folders, CD holders, utensil trays, mirrors and magnet boards or flat screen holders. Additional side screens provide for quiet and privacy when workers need to concentrate.
WorKit is a system for communicative office spaces that functions with just a few parts while offering office planners and users flexibility with an abundance of possibilities. Using the refined cube element, it can be securely connected in four directions and with only a small number of screws. If fewer desk surfaces are needed, the individual parts can be quickly and easily dismantled or rearranged. This modular system is just as simple to understand as it is to assemble.
|Table finish||four-legged table|
|Table top shape||rectangular|