Rooted in the human desire to seek shelter, Steelcase’s new launch is a contemporary and playful take on workplace cubicles. By challenging conventional privacy solutions, their Work Tents offer a novel and compelling way for employees to retreat in an open-plan space. From simple screens to small – yet spacious – enclosures, their light and airy pop-up structures make them as easy to relocate as they are to pitch up.
Without clips or clamps, their personal Table Tents quickly transform any desk, bench or table into private and shielded work zones. With three sides and overhead coverage, they block out visual distractions whilst leaving room for easy integration with monitor arms and docking stations. On a larger scale, their Pod Tents encompass a full workstation, offering a complete getaway from the external office without compromising on access to light and air flow.
Their free standing Boundary Tents add a quick, effective and immediate layer of privacy to everything from impromptu meetings to permanent zones. The structure’s pole accommodates screens on both sides, making it the perfect solution for use in-between adjacent spaces.
As discussed in last week’s blog, the extended duration and reach of the pandemic has changed fundamental patterns in our lives, accelerating existing trends and revealing new unmet needs. Listening to the differing yet collective experience of unplanned homeworking, the challenge for organisations now is to provide the safety and security pandemic-aware employees require.
Empowering employees to work where and how they choose, with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints, helps in attracting and retaining the best talent. Having the ability to shelter from common distractions, with different levels of privacy available, supports a range of personalities and work tasks, as well as being purposeful for distancing measures. Steelcase’s Work Tents are compatible with existing furniture and help employees stay focused, productive and shielded.
The Work Tents collection is available from Spring/Summer 2021. Keep an eye on our socials (linked in the sidebar) for updates!