New Products, designed for flexibility but engaging on SO many levels.

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RAW Studios epik WORK

For three months now we have been engaged in developing what we believe are products that will help activate and energise workplaces and specifically help teams to do their thing effectively.

For the first time at 100% design Johannesburg, you would be able to see some new additions to the well known and loved epik™ office furniture range:
epik standpoint

Standpoint.

Essentially a standing meeting, brainstorming or simply a connecting point. Here you can plug in (and charge) your devices and have a formal or informal meeting, a quick brainstorm or a full-on work session. Equipped with a monitor arm, a light and even a place for greenery and stationary, you would be hard pressed to find it wanting any respect.

epik hub

Hub.

A multi functional, mobile and very flexible station where teams come alive. Hub can be moved around and deployed wherever great team work happens. It carries chairs and tables on its back and is loaded with collaboration infusing features such as a magnetic whiteboard, a monitor and charging ports. Hub has got your back… and your front.

epik pod

Pod.

If it’s quiet contemplation, focused work or a core team meeting that you need, this quirky space has been re-designed to give more options in use and is now easier to open up to the world out there or close up to forget about the world out there.

epik workstation

Workstation.

The Epik workstation is well known for its comfort, affordability and natural materials and it remains to fulfil a vital role in the office of the future. Here is where focused work and research happens, where individuals can shine. Where insights are transformed into solutions.

 

The Raw Creature now a Feature.

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When you think and design differently from other companies you initially meet with a lot of resistance and disbelief especially in something as formal as the workspace industry, after all humans are creatures that prefer to follow, to copy and to play it safe. At RAW we have never done any of those things and it has been an interesting, but often hard journey, of sticking to our mission so to speak.

At 100% Design Johannesburg this year we have been asked to feature our idea of the way to work and how workspaces can be activated, energised and equipped for meaningful work. We have happily obliged by developing some new additions to our Epik range to illustrate how effective work will be done in the future and since workplaces are everything but static.

We also have some “actual” work happening on the exhibition stand but to see more you need to visit!  Read more…

Visit us at stand no. C07 from 9 to 13 August 2017 and leave your preconceptions at the door… or entrance… or whatever, just get to our stand!

See RAW Studios at 100% Design JHB 2017

 

Extra thoughts.

 

At the end of the day, if we humans are left to tick time, crunching numbers, crouching over our worktops, desktops and laptops we lose perspective, we stagnate growth, we struggle to get out of our familiar territories to discover new and better solutions, we stop constructively analysing and acting on how we can improve our lives and other’s. At RAW Studios we aim to put a stop to this endless fog fluttered existence.

Just take a second out of your crazy day and let this sink in:

  • Humans can be dreamers, do-ers, thinkers, tinkerers, leaders, followers, talkers, silent, calculators, writers, strategists, creators, designers, problem solvers, ponderers, fixers, breakers, makers or pencil pushers. 
     
  • Human beings are alive, conscious and sensitive to their surroundings. Their environment influences their concentration, productivity and well-being. 
     
  • Human beings are the only planet dwellers who are able to consciously think, choose and imagine and create. 
     
  • Human beings are the only planet dwellers who are able to change their environment.

 

And with all that ‘awesomeness’ human beings spend an average of 8 hours a day in their work environment.

8 hours to be in a fog fluttered existence? No, that’s where we come in, we’re taking you back to the awesomeness that you are, so that those 8 hours are an extension of awesomeness not, a fogged up black hole to speed through.

Every change starts with imagining something to be different, better than it is.

At RAW we take the responsibility of being able to change our work environments very seriously. From grey, fog fluttered to colourful. From mundane to magnificent. From boring to bright. From useless to user-friendly. From rickety and disposable to strong and durable.

If we make changes, we make sure those changes are improvements, generously and continuously imagined by us to make work and life better.

Birth of a new kind of awesome… it’s Stilts™

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So you’ve watched the teaser video, above, right? Good, now let’s get you up to speed with the rest of the story.

In our last blog newsletter we gave a little taste of a current project for the University of Pretoria , which sparked the development of a brand new furniture range. (Didn’t read it? Find out more by clicking on this link: …).

The Stilts Range.

RAW Studios Stilts

Is a new living- centred system that can adapt to our ever changing environments, be it at home or in the workspace. This range can easily be customized to suit not only your needs but also your wants.

It’s just too exciting to keep it to ourselves! So, we’re going to shed some light on the range as we go along.

RAW Studios Stilts living furniture
These images are only the tip of the iceberg of what The Stilts can do. And to be honest, it’s kind of crazy how we just keep discovering new possibilities and solutions within this range. We’re starting to wonder if it even has limits…

RAW Studios Stilts ShelvesRAW Studios Stilts workstation

We’re looking forward to seeing where the Stilt’s road takes us and will keep you updated on developments. Give us a shout and let us know what you think.

See for yourself how our Spyne system will shape work spaces in future.

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Spyne Raw Studios New Modular Office furniture sytem range

Workspace design has made an evolutionary leap once again and we’re on a mission to bring everybody up to speed. We also realise that sudden change can be shocking to some, so we broke it down in story format to ease you into it.

See it here:

Spyne™ will evolve into the ultimate set of tools for designers and space-planners to create well considered yet dense systems that are most importantly aimed at bringing teams together to collaborate freely. Within the “string” or “spine” there are solutions for all types of meaningful work: there are focused and quiet work areas, team and collaborative applications, but also reception hubs, bulk storage, pods and even phone booths. Spyne™ is still a work in progress; so join us for the ongoing conversation.

Spyne Raw Studios New Modular Office furniture plywood sytem range

So what’s the big idea anyway, I hear you ask….

The central core or “spine” of the system consists of beautifully simple leg frames in three different heights, combined with slotted panels which form a lockable box construction for personal storage, cable management, stationary and the like. Other components and functional elements are cantilevered off of this stable core and, depending how these are configured, could potentially accommodate solutions to most modern workspace challenges such as standing and sitting work and meeting stations, and a whole series of co-space applications or highly collaborative team spaces.

Spyne Raw Studios New Modular Office furniture sytem range meeting

Join us if you dare! … and get rewarded.

Ready to forget what you think you know about workspace design solutions and join us in a fresh conversation? We are showing our brand new Spyne™ system concept at INspire trade-only show from 1-3 June at Gallagher Estate JHB, exhibition stand CON10, and would love to hear what you think about it.

Visit us on the show and quote the concepts tagline: Spyne™, because we evolve, and the first 25 people will receive one of our now famous Standup™ plywood laptop stands. We would love to see you there!

Spyne, because we evolve

Spyne Raw Studios New Modular Office furniture sytem range

Spyne Raw Studios New Modular Office furniture sytem range

Simpl Stor nip and tuck

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Simpl Stor™, 2016 refreshed version more versatile and project friendly.

Raw Simpl Stor New office storage furniture

Since its unceremonious launch three years ago the simpl stor™ range has grown from a basic storage solution into something very refined and varied in its application possibilities whilst still retaining that simple clean-lined elegance, quirkiness and downright ridiculously high cuddle factor.

Raw Simpl Stor office storage furniture

For its 2016 refresh we have stuck to the look and feel now so famous within our ranges but with the doors and drawer faces set back into the frame slightly to create cleaner door integration and allowing the strong grid lines to define the look even further.

Raw office storage furniture simpl stor old new inset door closup

Additionally we have added two appearance options that we are sure will be appreciated by designers on larger projects namely a new handle option (see image hereunder) and slotted door “locker” option that is reminiscent of our well known Ikonik™ range.

Raw office storage furniture new handle lock options

The plan is to develop the locker version into a fully fledged range within simpl stor™ and offering ikonik™ style coolness in a more affordable and lockable version.

Raw office storage furniture new simpl stor lockers ikonik

Raw is super proud to showcase our freshly nipped and tucked simpl stor™ range at Inspire trade-only show from 1-3 June at Gallagher Estate JHB, exhibition stand stand CON10.