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’.

WallSpace modular walling system Office Workplace tall desk chair furniture

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.

WallSpace modular walling system Office meeting blackboard furniture

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…

Ekstend Basik to Tall: all new affordable storage!

New Ekstend Basik to Tall: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

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.

 Basik: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

 Basik: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

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.

Ekstend Stor: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

Ekstend Stor: stationery drawer - Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

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.

Tall Stor: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

Tall Stor: Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

Tall Stor: inside drawers - Office Storage Solutions Desk Furniture

Simpl Stor nip and tuck

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.

The Offis™ will never be the same again.

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Offis™ System
The new collaborative, connected workplace is not only about redefining our mind-set about what furniture we need and how our space needs to be reconfigured to be effective. It also requires a new appraisal of how people and technology interact for the benefit of employer and employee. The technology revolution offers new potential that will require all of us to embrace flexibility to change how we work and collaborate.

We have taken what we have learnt about office spaces over the last 10 years and translated this into the system that we use in our own office. Beautifully designed in the trademark Raw Studios look and feel, ergonomic, affordable and practical, the system addresses the more traditional functions and layouts present in office environments, as well as cutting-edge thinking around mobile and highly connected modern office environments. This includes hot-desking and the very necessary flexible-use space between and around traditional workspaces.

Raw Studios is proud to officially launch our new office system, named Offis™ at 100% Design South Africa 2014 from 6-10 August.100% Design South Africa 2014 from 6-10 August.

Visiting our stand, you will find solutions that are the result of years of development, research and consultation with our clients and the public, addressing four main space applications that we have identified, with their respective creative solutions. These include:

Collaborative space: Including formal and informal meeting spaces, brainstorm and activation or fun spaces.

Quiet space: This consists mainly of open workstations and fixed or mobile storage areas. Screened sufficiently for employees to do focused work, but also open enough to promote interaction with colleagues.

Private space: Traditionally referred to as a closed office or highly-screened private cubicle, these spaces nowadays are used more when an executive or sensitive workspace is required.

Co-space: On the cutting edge of contemporary office space planning are the crossover spaces, which are purposefully scattered in and amongst the quiet and collaborative spaces. Allowing employees to mingle in a professional and social way can inspire creativity and create opportunities for collaboration and unplanned meetings that can add value to the business. These spaces increase knowledge sharing, build a sense of community and improve employee satisfaction and retention. They typically include multi-functional, semi-private pods, soft furnishings alongside normal office task chairs and discussion tables, ottomans and mobile laptop tables

With so many size and configuration choices, we are convinced that Offis™ will inject a breath of fresh air into office spaces everywhere!