At the renowned Clerkenwell Design Week in London earlier this year, Damteq’s Marketing and Content Executive Heather Tuck attended a special talk by design company Pearson Lloyd and office furniture giant Bene. Here they gave some fascinating insight about the future landscape of the office environment, here’s a summary of the talk.
Static working environments will soon be a thing of the past according to Pearson Lloyd, proclaiming that common ‘open plan’ spaces can actually be counter-productive in terms of helping concentration and work productivity. The collaborative office furniture series between Pearson Lloyd and Bene ‘Parcs’ and ‘Docklands’ – aim to challenge office culture suited to different work tasks.
As explored in ‘Parcs’, collaborative and flexible spaces allow users to work in different zones as ‘drop-in’ and ‘temporary’ shared work spaces depending on what their working on. Its aim is to break down convention and rebuild a new working culture. “PARCS enhances communication and cooperation as well as contemplation and concentration, and anticipates future changes in working patterns, techniques and behaviour. PARCS is the first industrialised product line of its kind with a holistic and cultural approach.” – Bene
In ‘Docklands’ there are both private concentration zones and collaborative spaces. “DOCKLANDS is the new, alternative workspace furniture ideally suited for temporary activities. A “Me-Place” that supports concentrated and focused work thanks to the clever partitioning of space and effective acoustics.” – Bene
These designs are very much about changing working culture in favour of more fluid and flexible working spaces, questioning the theory of owning a space/desk, as unused desk space wastes energy as well as space.
Here at Damteq we love the idea of more creative and collaborative office spaces, would you give up your desk?