Everyone knows by now that open plan offices are bad news, and for good reason! No one wants to be in a space where work becomes a battlefield of distractions vying for your attention: Sally’s loud chatter about last night’s date, Thabo’s ridiculous morning smoker’s-cough routine or the umpteenth courier scuffling past with yet another delivery for Valentine’s – – to name just a few.
With all this noise going on in the background you may not hear us whispering the tales of the new office revolution. What do we mean? you ask. We have the right solution in place to balance out the downfalls of the open plan by offering the best of both ‘open and private office worlds’.
It’s called Wallspace™. From now on the open plan office will have way less power to produce headaches and distractions because our modular walling system is designed to improve the workplaces that we spend much of our waking hours in.
It is the perfect tool to create spaces and environments that improve focus and offer balance for individuals and teams at work. With its partitioning and acoustic capabilities; quiet spaces, meeting spaces and team spaces can easily be configured without the need for costly renovations.
The expanding list of capabilities we were drooling over in our previous posts was just the beginning, see how Wallspace quickly transforms open space in the introductory video below:
Curious to see this solution in use at a fully operational workplace? See our article on “They” below…
We all know “they”… It’s that “guy” who always knows all the facts about Cape Town’s weather, the best diet to follow, the latest assets to invest in or what Sally really did last December.
That clears it up right? Yeah, umm, not really.
Well, that is exactly why we decided to chat to They and clear up the confusion once and for all.
Turns out the real They is a company that focuses on directing music videos, shorts and ads for companies, people and artists who appreciate great story telling.
Not having met They before we were quite curious of how a company like theirs would operate. When master storytellers, Alan and Darren, approached us just before they relocated office, Alan mentioned They (pun intended) were looking for a solution that would “cancel out the bad side of an open plan layout, still remain inviting but offer the focused privacy needed for many of their tasks”. We didn’t hesitate to assist in the project, because we knew we were working with likeminded guys who were ready to change things a little.
Wall Space™, along with our Epik™ furniture, were the solutions that jumped to mind that ticked all the boxes of their new workplace requirements.
Take a look at the video below to get some more insight into the real They and how Raw ensured their new offices balance and boost their everyday tasks.
There’s no need to opt for the sad low quality grey options on the market any longer. Our three new professional storage options are not trying to reinvent the storage landscape, but they do match our look and feel perfectly, and they are so much more affordable.
We don’t have to strategically position our chairs to the side, blocking views of our pedestals hoping visitors won’t notice our stylistic “faux pas” anymore. #notourproudestmoment
We present to you Raw Studios’ latest storage options ready to keep desks tidy with real style and still be easy on the pocket:
1. Basik Stor
This small compact under-desk storage covers the daily basics. Two drawers with solid birch ply fronts and a tasteful white melamine box frame on glides will keep your desk space good-looking and neat at the same time.
2. Ekstend Stor
Specifically designed to give that extra work surface space with the added benefit of storage below, this unit of 740mm desk height, comes with 4 drawers with solid birch plywood fronts and a neat white melamine bodice. One of its cool quirks is the super functional top stationery drawer.
3. Tall Stor
This is the big brother of the Basik and Ekstend stor. Reaching above the desk to provide screened privacy, the unit has a main compartment that is drawn out to reveal two useful drawers with solid birch ply fronts and shelves offering ample storage space.
Great workspace activation and project specific design and development work share the stage at 100% design this month.
We go all out at 100% Design each year and we’re back at it again. This year, from 8-12 August we will be showing some behind the scenes intel on what’s been going down at Raw Studios from project work to new product developments. We even have some crazy 360 degrees virtual walk throughs for fans to immerse themselves in.
So, are you ready to experience Raw-life on a new level? Then leave those dated trade show ideas at home and visit us at stand B36 with an open mind, a virtually open mind as you immerse yourself in our world.
It’s been more than a year since we introduced you to how Raw applies design supply services to large projects, so we thought it’s time we give you a refresher of what’s been unfolding at the University Pretoria / Earthworld Architects’ Future Africa Institute project and more specifically our Stilts system.
Still, remember the first sneak-peak snapshots we sprinkled into your inbox? (Missed it? Don’t stress, see our first steps here.) A lot has happened since then! Where to begin?
Well… Not too long after the sneak peek we took Stilts™ out for a field trip, just to see what she’d look like outside her comfort zone. The feedback was immense, autographs were asked, cameras were flashing, we even had to calm the crowds down. Because you see… Even though she made a great first impression, this was only the start of the Stilts™ journey.
Fast forward to the present day. The Future Africa Institute construction is well underway and completion on the project is drawing ever closer. Soon after the construction dust settles, Africa’s next generation of scientists, researchers and bright minds will be working their magic from these new study headquarters.
Words from the client: Raw not only delivered on all the requirements of the brief but the resulting system turned out easy to install and super useful as well as quirky and elegant. Stilts has, to a large extent, defined the look and feel of the residential interiors on this project.
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