Industrial Facility Locale™ Table Program
Locale™ Table Program
The Locale table program is an independant and highly versatile series of tables. The table tops are available in round, soft-square and soft-rectangular shapes and in sizes that are relevant to individual or small-group use - through to meetings, dining and collaborative situations. All of the table versions can be ordered with wheels or feet. The table top design itself has been led by the material 'Solid-Core' - a highly dense and stable material that shares the same strength-to-weight ratio as glass, but with a warm temperature. This allowed us to apply an edge thickness of only 5mm, giving the impression of a 'surface' rather than a table. Table top finishes are also available in a powder-coated surface and laminates.
The bases are made from molded aluminium that maintain a simple and seamless segmented design, allow a large variety of base sizes with minimal construction. Different heights (standing, sitting and low sitting) of table are available, along with a height adjustable version.
Of particular note is the optional central grommet. This is a plastic component that sits flush at the centre of a Locale table and allows power to be present on the surface, alongside a tray that can accept Formwork storage accessories.
Industrial Facility Locale™ Office
Locale is an intelligent office furniture system that previewed at NeoCon 2013 as part of Herman Miller’s Living Office™.
Locale enables the creation of dynamic, high-performance work neighborhoods within open-plan environments. A composition of Locale elements encourages the free and intuitive shift from individual work to collaborative and social activities, and drives serendipitous interaction.
The subtle curvature of Locale’s surfaces signals openness, invites interaction, and generously accommodates multiple collaborators, work styles and tools. People move and change positions naturally around cantilevered surfaces.
With the addition of height adjustability, a push of a paddle allows an individual to sit down for focused work or stand up to collaborate with colleagues.
Adjustability is not limited to surface height—mobile tables, screens, and easels can be utilized as the need arises.
By easing physical and experiential transitions, Locale’s consistent and thoughtful design vocabulary contributes to a more seamless total experience of work.
“We often talk about how social networks behave given current technology, where close relationships are not based on physical proximity, but instead on similarity of purpose or interest. You might make an alliance in a social network with someone who is very far away but very close to you in other ways. They are great spatial condensers in this respect. Locale is a physical manifestation of this principle, where the most relevant participants are kept close and communication is fast and frequent.” Kim Colin
“One could argue that collaboration is a buzzword right now, that somehow it might go away, but we think this is unimaginable. People are empowered by digital networks, but the most ambitious businesses still need productive, collaborative physical spaces that are comfortable.” Sam Hecht
Buro by DesignWright for Lexon
Buro by DesignWright for Lexon
The inspiration for this design came from wooden playing blocks. What I like about this design is it takes all the necessities of desk objects into a playfully coherent set.
Tomako by Finnish brand Vivero
Lloyd's Coffee House
Google Campus London
Google Campus London
Google Campus is located specially in London's equivalent of Silicon Valley, "Silicon Roundabout". It is a space designed for start-ups as opposed to established companies, this is reflected in the way it was designed. The building is very striped back with playful re-purposed objects to reflect a young and engaging atmosphere. The other issues when it came to designing, was the changes in the types of space, there had to be a range of spaces that would suite different tasks, such as social spaces and more intimate working hubs.
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Industrial Facility Tubo Chair
TOG is an innovative furniture company that plans to build a community, combining industry with craftsmanship, technology and humanity. The company is the brainchild of Brazilian industrial group Grendene, with Philippe Starck as its Creative Director.
The foundation of TOG is to create a virtuous and unique sales system where the customer has the freedom to enjoy the distinguished design piece 'naked' - as proposed by the company and designer - or to apply their own personal mix of finishes and colors through a large platform of local craftsman. In the case of Tubo, we set out to create an advanced and economically viable recycled PET molding process, by working with the source of the raw material itself, that can then be freely customised.
The collection consists of chair with a variety of bases, along with working tables and mobile shelving. The chairs themselves are made from molded PET that is created from a raw blanket material formed from recycled platic bottles that would normally find their way into the waste stream. After a year of testing and analysis, a steel tool was developed that economically ‘polymerises’ and seals the PET into a semi-rigid shell. The shell is then supported by a spring steel exoskeleton that allows for comfort and movement.
Industrial Facility Formwork
Herman Miller’s Formwork modular desk accessories have been designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin to help people bring order to their papers, tools, and artifacts. The approach aligns itself with Herman Miller’s recent trajectory of extending its reach beyond furniture and into personal tools and accessories that serve the users’ individual needs and preferences, enhancing their experience for both home and work life.
With shapes and sizes that were rigorously considered to relate an intuitive sense of utility, Formwork™ may be stacked and combined in any way the user sees fit. In varying permutations they allow for some items to be kept out of view, while others to remain within reach. The simple yet sophisticated forms, material production, and color palette indicate a level of thoughtfulness rarely brought to desktop goods.
Formwork is made from ABS Plastic with a non-slip Silicone Base. The collection ranges from a Pencil to Small and Large Trays, Small and Large Boxes, a Tissue Box, a Media Stand, and Paper Tray. The idea is that with forms that are pluralistic and stackable, the range of use is far broader than in the office, and can be used in the home, the workshop and many other places too.
Formwork™ was first commissioned in 2012 as an affirmation that the things we have around us are now a mixture of the analogue and the digital. Hecht and Colin approached the project by examing the items themselves that were populating our lives and our desks, rather than the environements where these items are found. Most research and documentation in these areas are photographs from a distance which merely presents visual complexity and disorder.
By looking more closely at the actual items on the desk themselves, it became clear that the modern desk is an amalgamation not just the office, but also the kitchen, the workshop and the bathroom. Not only were there stationary items, but fruit, sugar packets, spoons and mugs; tissue boxes, ear buds and plasters; tapes, glues and staplers.
Because of the sheer breadth of these items to be stored and used, the simplest of forms – the box – was chosen. The box sizes realte to the dimensions of these commonly found items. For instance pen cups share the same diameter as the internal roll of masking tape; boxes share the same size as tissue boxes; and paper trays are the share the sizes of assorted papers and magazines. Hecht and Colin promoted the idea of a collection of simple boxes that could be arranged horizontally or stacked vertically, with each accessory being multi-dimensional in where they could be used and what they could contain and allowing for a hierarchy of usefulness.
Some things can be hidden away, while others can be kept visible. Several of the accessories have cantilivered surfaces that act as a tray to help with this type of hierachical organization – instead of digging for a USB stick, it can stay at a higher level.
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Industrial Facility Enchord Table and Storage
Enchord Table and Storage
Herman Miller, USA
The Enchord Table for Herman Miller was designed to combine the needs of home life with working. The table has two tabletops - primary and secondary surfaces, one beneath the other. The gap between them is used to store laptops, papers, other equipment and also a mass of cords and cabling. The lower surface helps keep the top surface clutter free, supporting peripherals and extending beyond the top surface by 12 inches on either side, forming a side or centered table. This simple yet seemingly obvious solution allows the table to be used for a range of tasks. It also mixes up the materials of the home and office, combining oak with steel and die-cast aluminium.
Pen Pal by Oscar Diaz
Pen pal is a simple pen stand made of silicone. Observing pen holders and improvised pen pots I realised that many small objects are difficult to access when they are mixed with pens of different sizes.
Usually the smaller items fall into to the bottom, which makes them unreachable and they end up taking much of the available space.
Pen Pal proposes to have fewer pens, but have all of them accessible. The central can hold clips; pins and other small objects while the conical holes allow placing pens of different diameters all around the cavity.
It keeps everything accessible avoiding having to turn your pen pot upside down to find a clip.
Produced by: Doiy
Product name: Pen Pal
Dimensions: 31 x 96 mm diam.