Go with the Flo and future-proof your office with Colebrook Bosson Saunders at Orgatec
Leading designers and manufacturers of workplace accessories, Colebrook Bosson Saunders, are set to launch their latest monitor arm - Flo - at Orgatec (the biggest show of its kind for office design and facilities) to be held in Cologne from October 26th - 30th 2010. Flo is a self-powered dynamic monitor arm that allows a flat screen to be used in either an upright viewing position, at desktop level as a touch screen, or anywhere in between.
The intelligent design of Flo enables a screen to ‘float' above a desk and to be precisely positioned with an easy and natural sweeping motion in an ergonomically correct way to suit every user. Flo's ease of movement is unparalleled with the minimum of effort required to create the smoothest and lightest action available, achieved by the use of a geometric spring system (GSS).
The constant objective throughout the design process was to keep the shape, surfaces and joints as simple and pure as they could possibly be. For example, the parallel motion mechanism is invisibly contained within the body of the arm permitting a visually pure shape. Through ingenious design, Flo has been engineered to offer maximum performance with the minimum number of parts. The exterior is of equally pure design with clean surfaces, few visible parts, and a minimalist, streamlined appearance.
Uniquely, Flo features a visual indicator weight gauge that aids quick and easy adjustment saving valuable time in large installations. Working in unison with the adjustable tension feature, it enables the user to set the optimum tension for the screen weight. Once the optimum setting is found for the first screen this can be replicated across all other workstations to cut installation time dramatically.
Colebrook Bosson Saunders has been awarded a Red Dot Award for product design for its successful Flo innovation. The second Red Dot Award for the company, Flo beat strong competition from 4,433 products from 60 countries. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator of the Red Dot Design Award, comments: “As always, our jury cast a very careful eye over the products submitted. Design quality has asserted itself clearly in the judging process, with genuine and new creative solutions also being rewarded. Both of these criteria are not just yardsticks for good design, but also for the potential for success on the market.”
Flo will be exhibited in the Red Dot Design Museum together with the other prize-winning products, from 5th July to 1st August 2011 in the exhibition ‘Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2011’ in the Red Dot Design Museum at the world heritage site of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.