Research has proven that the open office plan, considered the new industry standard, has many benefits, specifically for those organizations looking to boost innovation and creativity. Clean lines, minimalist modular workstations and convertible collaboration spaces have given employees choice in where, when and how they work. While the open office plan can be conducive to building a lighter and tighter company culture, it is important to remember that noise pollution and visual distractions will flood a poorly designed open environment and employees will become uncomfortable. In addition to the collaborative opportunities that an open office provides, our workforce also needs a healthy dose of privacy in order to remain happy and productive.
OFS’ Obeya was created to simplify and define space within today’s open plan environment. It solves the opposing demands of being part of a community and finding personal privacy through the use of softened, temporary structures that meet the needs of an organization and its people. Obeya’s basic components – finely crafted posts, walls and rooftops – can be mixed and matched to create new spaces. And unlike many modern architectural products, Obeya’s natural wood craftsmanship welcomes users into environment that boosts both performance and home-like comfort.
“The design concept of Obeya is to define and simplify space within an open office, a space that will get used for all kinds of activities, flexible and agile. It makes a space designed for change, whether it is a huddle space for team collaboration; learning or training space; a sanctuary for relaxing and contemplation, a project space for inspiration, a library space for privacy and seclusion, all of which can support a mix for focus or flaring activities.”
Roger Webb, Founder of Webb Associates and Designer of Obeya
Obeya Wins Top Honors at NeoCon 2019
The design industry recognized OFS’ Obeya with top honors during NeoCon 2019, North America’s largest design exhibition and conference for commercial interiors. Presented by Contract Magazine, the Best of NeoCon awards honor the top new commercial interiors prodcuts introduced to the market. Obeya was awarded the Best of NeoCon gold award in the category of ‘Architectural Products,’ as well as “Best in Competition” across the entire NeoCon event. It was also bestowed an HiP Award in the category of ‘Architectural Products.’
Head over to the OFS website for additional idea starters on how Obeya can be configured to meet your organization’s unique needs.
Corporate Design Interiors (CDI) is an industry-leading commercial furniture dealership whose award-winning product knowledge, thoughtful design coupled with strategic planning deliver functional and inspiring interiors designed to foster employee well-being, productivity and engagement. CDI’s relentless focus on delivering positive workplaces mirroring the culture and vision of companies while delivering a high value investment has earned CDI diverse clients including; established Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits/public sector and energetic startups.
As a “Select” Kimball dealer, CDI’s excellence in sales, partnership, quality improvement, community involvement and overall business best practices earned it the 2017 Kimball Premier Partner Award. CDI was selected among 52 other Kimball Select dealerships throughout the country for this industry-leading honor, earning additional praise for its company culture and enterprise practices.
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