In seeking happier employees, the workplace has changed. Employees demand flexibility. The ability to work where they want, when they want. The collaborative and connecting power of technology allows productivity to remain high, whilst teams become more distributed. The office could now be a coffee shop, a library or a co-working space. Any surface becomes a ‘hot-desk’. but what do Hotdeskers need and how can a design solution cater for their ever-changing needs from private work to group work?
Loop has been designed as a simple, sleek all in one workstation suitable for use in co-working spaces, libraries, educational institutions, and offices. The basic combination of seat and surface provides the core foundations for simple work tasks. Loop’s light weight makes it extremely mobile, allowing users to re-configure their space. Units can be grouped in clusters for collaborative work, or separated for private tasks. When not in use, units can be stacked in groups of 6.
Loop’s all in one tubular steel frame was drawn in CAD software. Using information in the 3D CAD file, the frame was produced in segments by hand using a manual tube bender. Segments were then assembled and welded together before being hand finished.
Photography by Josh Worley