Open offices, an increasingly popular workplace configuration that does away with closed doors and floor-to-ceiling partitions in hopes of boosted collaboration, presents a unique set of challenges. How can the layout accommodate independent work, requiring privacy and quiet, while still encouraging brainstorming between users? How can unique working styles be supported by shared desk space?
Nomad, interactive workspace furniture designed by Nienkamper, answers that call. The system caught our eye back in June, when it debuted at NeoCon, the annual contract furnishings show in Chicago. Designed to meet the ever-changing needs of modern working environments, the series is flexible, capable of being readily adapted and reconfigured to suit the task at hand.
The collection features benching, mobile screens and conference tables — all with sleek, linear lines that feel well-suited to a contemporary office environment — that work in numerous configurations to form solo desk spaces, team work areas and boardroom-like meeting spots.
Nomad benching can host multiple users on both sides, thanks to power and data connectivity that flows through a moveable central channel. Optional height-adjustable surfaces give users the flexibility to work at seated or standing positions, changing between the two as they please. Nomad mobile screens and tabletop dividers can be incorporated, rezoning the benching from wide-open workspace to individual desks, where distractions are minimized. The screens feature acoustical panels that help dampen noise.
The Nomad line can be further customized with the addition of conference tables, featuring the same connectivity as the benching, and a variety of accessories, including storage cabinets, whiteboards and digital screens.
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