by Brianna Crandall — August 2, 2017 — The HON Company, designer and manufacturer of workplace furniture since 1944, has announced an expansion to its popular collaborative furniture collection, Flock. Introduced at NeoCon 2017, the new seating shapes, multi-functional tables and mobile base options promote movement, invite interaction and maintain productivity away from the traditional workstation.
Brian Trego, vice president, Product Development and Marketing at The HON Company, commented:
In a world that increasingly values freedom and mobility, we know fewer people are distinguishing the workday from the rest of their life because we can work anywhere. Flock blurs the lines between free time and work hours, bringing casual settings into the workplace and allowing everyone to find the comfort they crave throughout the new workday.
In response to customer feedback and industry research, HON concluded there was a need for a collaborative furniture collection that would support the new ways and spaces where work is getting done. The company is seeing a shift away from private offices toward open-plan environments that support both individual “me” settings and collaborative “we” areas.
Designed to support this trend and maximize space within the workplace, HON has added Flock wedge components to navigate and divide larger areas with flowing serpentine layouts. This enhancement supports the long-term goals of both space planners and end users, providing the flexibility that allows people to migrate as needs change throughout the day. The innovative seating and table shapes, combined with new base options coming in August, not only improve aesthetic appeal but also encourage collaboration for a more productive workday.
Designer Brian Kane, an industrial designer and commercial furnishings expert, pointed out:
While simple, the addition of a swivel base makes it easier for people to turn and join the conversation. Design is about enhancing performance, and that’s exactly what the Flock expansion delivers.
Recognizing that the rapid pace of technological advancement has transformed the way we work, the team also integrated adaptable power units that can be retrofitted to evolve as needs and technology change. These new features provide easy access to hot spots throughout a space that keep workers powered up and productive when untethered from the workstation, supporting a healthier, more dynamic workday.
Originally launched in 2012, Flock was created to be a flexible and comfortable lounge collection that works seamlessly together to make the most of every square inch of space. For additional versatility, Mini Cube and Cylinder ottomans can double as seating and are available with optional casters for added mobility or laminate tops to create a mixed-material, functional workspace.
Specifiers can choose from a variety of laminate and finishes, paint and dual fabric combinations to transform ordinary work areas into inspirational spaces that nourish emotional, cognitive and physical well-being, says HON. Made in the USA, Flock is backed by HON’s notable Lifetime Warranty. To learn more, visit the Flock Collection product page.