Our world of work has suddenly exploded – and with it have come new requirements for office furniture. New Work has arrived. But what does that actually mean? And how can we break through barriers and learned behaviours that make us believe that, for example, a swing has no place at work? We started by thinking outside the box. This resulted in Splaces – a zoning concept that joins all our products together. One of these products is HUB – the most versatile modular system for designing individual and creative office spaces. This is how HUB designer Volker Eysing describes it: “During the development process, it was all about finding solutions for working in a world that is becoming increasingly digitalised. HUB is flexible in every regard, has a comfortable ambience and is the perfect tool for today’s office environment.”
And can one space give the impression of being a hundred different spaces? Or do offices fundamentally always have to look the same? After all, the people working in them are not all the same. With HUB, we celebrate this diversity and master the balance between reducing furniture down to its bare essentials and developing an incredibly broad product range – for the specific purpose of generating a creative flexibility that cannot be found in any other comparable system.
In essence, HUB comprises classic elements which can be used to implement the concept of New Work more intelligently and simply. For instance, HUB includes backing screens and pods of different heights and widths, mobile and stationary partitions with media connections and mounts for whiteboards. There are various chair and sofa designs, and also a 3+ 2 L-shaped option, all of which deliver Interstuhl’s seating comfort. The system also includes benches with and without storage areas, as well as various side table sets.
People may also want some peace and quiet in the Open Space – or places where the sound of colleagues can be turned down a notch so that they can achieve peak performance. With HUB, these areas can be created without forfeiting the lightness of the open-plan office layout. Using meeting modules, partitions, sofas and an innovative telephone booth, we can provide you with opportunities to withdraw from the hustle and bustle of the office.
However, for switching off together, HUB offers elements that are not only versatile, but that are, above all, new concepts – such as the HUB swing. The swing – yes, the swing – sets the New Work concept in motion and brings a new shape to the working environment. Combined in a variety of ways with benches, side tables and chairs, the communication zone is going to be the most important intersection in every office.