HOW DO WE MAKE NEW WORK WORKABLE?
Our world of work has suddenly exploded - and with it the requirements for office furniture. New Work has arrived. But what does that actually mean? And how can we break through barriers and learned behaviours that make us believe that a swing, for example, has no place at work?
We started by thinking outside the box. This resulted in Splaces - a zoning concept that joins all our products together. One of these products is HUB - the most versatile modular system for designing individual and creative office spaces.
This is how HUB designer Volker Eysing describes it: "During the development process, it was all about finding solutions to working in a world that is becoming increasingly digitalised. HUB is flexible in every regard, has a comfortable ambience and is the perfect tool for today's office environment."
Clever idea: HUB designer Volker Eysing's basic concept is underpinned by a modern sofa with a sophisticated screening system which can also be used as individual elements.
HUB can be applied in a variety of ways,
meaning that work areas can be planned
and designed with greater flexibility -
and with countless possibilities.
We have designed HUB to be as flexible
as possible in order to facilitate
effective work in a calm environment.
When creativity and quality
come together - HUB opens
up opportunities to customise
HUB is well-thought-out from A to
Z - because only true innovations
provide fresh impetus and guide the
world of work towards the future.
CAN ONE SYSTEM
REALLY DO IT ALL?
In essence, HUB comprises classic elements which can be used to implement the concept of New Work more intelligently and simply. For instance, HUB includes backing screens and pods of different heights and widths, mobile and stationary partitions with media connections and mounts for whiteboards. There are various chair and sofa designs, and also a 3+ 2 L-shaped option, all of which deliver Interstuhl's seating comfort. The system also includes benches with and without storage areas, as well as various side table sets.
People may also want some peace and quiet in the Open Space - or places where the sound of colleagues can be turned down a notch so that they can achieve peak performance. With HUB, these areas can be created without forfeiting the lightness of the open-plan office layout. Using meeting modules, partitions, sofas and an innovative telephone booth, we can provide you with opportunities to withdraw from the hustle and bustle of the office.
However, for switching off together, HUB offers elements that are not only versatile, but that are, above all, new concepts - such as the HUB swing. The swing - yes, the swing - sets the New Work concept in motion and brings a new shape to the working environment. Combined in a variety of ways with benches, side tables and chairs, the communication zone is going to be the most important intersection in every office.
A place for retreat in the Open Space: HUB 3 pod creates an enclosed meeting point within open spaces.
Varied options for seating comfort: With a wide range of designs of two- and three-seater benches, HUB bench offers various combination options.
For strong team players and independent workers: By simply pushing the HUB screen together with other partition modules, this provides separate zones to create a quieter working environment.
Centimetre by centimetre of pure seating comfort: Even the HUB 1 chair and the HUB 2 and HUB 3 sofas are available in high and low versions.
Surprisingly versatile: All of the backing screens can be connected to a sofa or desk in an instant by quickly attaching the connector piece to the stand.
Varied connections: The HUB screen individual partition can be effortlessly linked to other screens of the same type thanks to connecting pieces on its side. These screens can be used to arrange work areas quite flexibly.
Make business calls in private: With HUB booth, we have created a separate area for the Open Space for making telephone calls without disturbance.
Mobile on four wheels: The mobile HUB board screen can be rolled from one brainstorming session to the next with the help of leather straps.
Ready for a wide range of demands: HUB screen comes in two- and three-panel versions, each is available at two different heights and can be used and combined on a customisable basis.
Ready for anything: Whiteboards, flip charts, coats, headphones and everything else that makes the workplace workable can be attached to movable functional HUB board hooks. In addition, when it comes to being workable, the elegant leather straps mean the HUB board, with equipment attached, is easy to move around the room.
SHOULDN'T "INDIVIDUALLY ADJUSTABLE" APPLY TO THE ENTIRE OFFICE?
Among other features, the screen system includes backing screens, which are available in two designs: High and low. The low version is 135 cm tall, while the high version measures 190 cm.
With a simple connection, the central element of the HUB 2 screen and the HUB 3 screen can be connected to the right- and left-hand curved elements - or simply detached and stored if required.
Our individual partitions can also form a strong connection. The HUB screen (with base) allows the connectors attached to the side to interlock two or more screens. As part of its design as a mobile HUB board screen, the castors on the base enable easy movement and therefore allow the workspace to be arranged in many different ways. To assist customised room design, the individual partitions also come in high and low versions.
The benches provide striking proof that separating and recombining office furniture can be fun. Whether as two- or three-seater benches with a desk to the side, in the middle or without a desk at all, the HUB bench provides the best possibility for using areas in a flexible way and for effective work. There are hardly any limitations to how this equipment can be arranged and combined. Whether arranged as rows of benches, in a horseshoe shape or as a cluster of seats with a partition, you may want your meeting to last a bit longer.
CAN CUSTOMISED ITEMS ALSO BE MASS-PRODUCED?
Fabric or leather? Black, white, grey - or would
you prefer more colourful materials? It can sometimes
be difficult to make a decision if the options
are as varied as people's tastes. How fortunate
that HUB places hardly any limits on imagination
or individual design. After all, office furniture
should be more than just functional.
Amalfi, Era, Lucia, Medley and Rime are not the names of new colleagues in the office but are just some of the numerous fabrics and leathers which you can use to design HUB in a more customised way.
Even the addition of small eye-catching elements can make a modern piece of furniture even more stylish. One example of this is the HUB 1 armchair, where deciding between an oak wooden frame, swivel base, aluminium swivel base or aluminium tripod in black or white can change its entire look. The plastic inlay on the aluminium tripod acts as a additional eye-catcher. For chairs,sofas and mobile screens, you can also cover this inlay with fabric or leather. HUB 1 is not the only product which allows for individuality. There is space on the HUB 2 and HUB 3 sofas for either a quick conversation or an effective brainstorming session with three people. And so that everyone can lean back and relax in comfort, we offer HUB 1 - 3 with a low or high back.
DO THOUGHTS NEED A CERTAIN DEGREE OF SECLUSION?
HUB is pure innovation, not just in terms of design, but also
engineering. Probably the most ground-breaking innovation
lies at the core of the system: The technical separation and
optical connection between screen and sofa. When developing
the HUB range, Volker Eysing believed that it was
particularly important to create two team players - with a
sofa and a screen - which, with the same language of design,
work autonomously and are also compatible. This allows for
variations and combinations that are not possible in any other
concept in this form.
The HUB screen wall is connected to the HUB 2 or HUB 3 sofa or a table by an intelligent stand and connector piece that comes in two parts. This not only helps to bring stability to the connected elements but also allows you to perfectly level the height when the HUB screen is standing on its own with its gliding slide-in modules with different heights of up to 10 mm.
HUB 2 and HUB 3 can each be equipped with different seat
shells and combinations of upholstery. High-quality aluminium
bases provide even greater stability. For all HUB sofas,
the frame crossbeam is part of the sophisticated power
supply solution. A double socket with mains connection
can be attached to the crossbeam - even retrospectively -
and can be positioned wherever you like thanks to its ability
to be repositioned. This ensures that the socket is always
exactly where it is needed.
To keep pace with the digital age, all meeting modules have mains, USB and HDMI connections. In the HUB pod, these are installed in the desk. Meanwhile, for HUB board media, these connections are located on the front and an additional five sockets can be found on the inside of the screen wall.