Wallspace™: rethink open space

WallSpace modular walling system Office workstation acoustic furniture

WallSpace modular walling system Office meeting acoustic furniture

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.

WallSpace modular walling system Office Open Plan Workspace furniture

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’.

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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.

WallSpace modular walling system Office Workplace storage furniture

WallSpace modular walling system Office desk chairs furniture

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.

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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…

“They know best” they say.

They Project WallSpace modular walling system Office Accoustic Worksplace Divider desk furniture

Who are “they”?

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.

They Project WallSpace modular walling system Office Accoustic Worksplace Divider desk furniture

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.

They Project WallSpace modular walling system Office Accoustic Worksplace Divider desk storage furniture

They Project WallSpace modular walling system Office Accoustic Workstation Divider desk furniture

Wall Space™, along with our Epik™ furniture, were the solutions that jumped to mind that ticked all the boxes of their new workplace requirements.

They Project WallSpace modular walling system Office Accoustic Worksplace Divider desk chair furniture

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.

Work_life like minds

Work_life like minds - RAW

One of our core missions at Raw Studios is to improve the workplace of today, and to make corporate industries understand the need for healthier, considered and quality-centred spaces in an office.

This mission faces uphill battles some days and victories on others, but the process is all the more worthwhile when we come across like minded organisations investigating the notion of future workspace and how we all need to alter our thinking and change the workplace to ensure positive experiences.

Two of those organisations are; local Integrative Consulting and international ARUP, who emphasise the importance on how the workplace needs to evolve to ensure beneficial outcomes for the employee, employer, and stakeholders.

Click on the links below to read more…

ARUP: http://www.driversofchange.com/projects/living-workplace-2/ →

Integrative consulting: http://www.integrativeconsulting.co.za/case-creative-work-space-part-1/ →

 

References:

  1. ARUP.(2017). Living workspace. ARUP foresight. Available at: http://www.driversofchange.com/projects/living-workplace-2/. [Accessed 2017/08/15].
  2. Columbine, N. (2016) The Case for Creative Workspace – the human factor in contemporary workplace design and innovation – Part I. Integrative consulting. Available at: http://www.integrativeconsulting.co.za/case-creative-work-space-part-1/.