by Brianna Crandall — June 21, 2017 — Furniture, interior architecture and technology provider Haworth launched over 20 new products at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago last week for NeoCon 2017, in a space that shows how optimizing organizational culture through effective space design engages employees, increases performance and drives innovation. Two of the innovative Haworth products of interest to facilities managers (FMs) are described below.
Corner Office by Pablo Designs enhances today’s open work environments by bringing personal comfort to the workstation. It is comprised of a small, portable privacy screen that can be placed on a single desk or joined together on a long table to help define individual spaces. When used alone, it creates a quiet alcove or touchdown for one. Arranged in multiples, the screens offer visual privacy in open spaces.
Corner Office contributes to well-being and workstyle needs through access to built-in power, light, and privacy. The portable privacy screen and can take tacks so users can personalize the space, and has functional pockets for phones and other small items, along with convenient access to power. Corner Office won a #Metropolis Likes award as well as the HIP award in the Lighting category from Interior Design.
Porcelain Flooring System
The Haworth Porcelain Flooring System is a dry-lay porcelain tile system for high-traffic, commercial environments where access to utilities, easy reconfiguration, and quick replacement are priorities. Made by Versaflex, it has been a proven performer in the European flooring market since 2006.
For descriptions of all Haworth’s product introductions at NeoCon, see the company’s NeoCon 2017 overview, which also includes award-winning products from Haworth’s partners.
Globally, Haworth works to improve workplaces to help customers achieve their business goals by supporting collaboration and innovation, as well as contributing to culture transformations. Demonstrating this, the company’s NeoCon showroom, designed in partnership with Patricia Urquiola and team at Studio Urquiola, featured layouts for two companies with different culture types — one “Collaborate” and one “Create” — from its Competing Values Framework. The company invites readers to explore its interactive culture site to learn more about how your company’s culture can translate to a design that elevates the human experience.