February 23, 2016

33 Office Products for Flexible Work Spaces

You name it—work lounges, standing desks, plush seating, and more. We’ve rounded up everything your contract projects need to achieve ultimate versatility. Among them, the late architect Ali Tayar built a bridge between the offices of yesterday and today with Icon Work/Wall, a modular wall system that promises complete customization—with a minimum of components. “In the ‘90’s, dot-com companies challenged traditional design for the workplace,” said Tayar. “Their office environments were the beginning of a revolution which is ongoing. Icon was designed as a reaction to these new concepts.” Laser-cut steel storage units, powder coated in standard or custom colors, are stacked to serve multiple functions: as wall-based filing cabinets, freestanding supports for plywood work surfaces, or partition walls. Before his recent passing, Tayar had the opportunity to test his wares firsthand, when he specified it for the new Manhattan offices of global humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger. Baltic plywood mingles with the system’s apple-green storage units against natural-tone cork flooring, a perfect backdrop for the vibrant colors of the furnishings

Seeking a streamlined and superflexible solution? Look no further than Multy by Tecno. Buratti Architetti’s clever partitioning system, a 21st-century update on the old-school carrel, features ball joints that allow fabric-covered aluminum-frame panels to fold into varying configurations. If sleek simplification is your game, Frank Rettenbacher took inspiration from architect Santiago Calatrava’s skeletal structures in designing Santiago for Zanotta; the table’s almost impossibly slender form is crated of solid wood stabilized by thin steel bracing wires plus concealed T-profiles. All products have also been featured in Interior Design’s recent Fall Market Tabloid.

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