When Gensler decided to relocate its London office, we researched and tested a number of furniture solutions that would suit the agile needs of our highly diverse and creative workforce. Unable to find a product that truly reflected the way we wanted to work, we collaborated with Fantoni to design Atelier. A highly flexible furniture solution, Atelier was created in response to situations of constant flux within the workplace.
We’ve taken all of our learnings from designing workplaces for the past 50 years along with our wealth of research, to design a system which satisfies the complex needs of today’s workforce, whilst anticipating the ever-evolving needs of tomorrow’s workforce. It successfully combines a multiplicity of spatial functions, offering functional durability and economic efficiency. The modular structure easily adapts to technological advances and to the demands of a constantly-evolving workplace.
Ultimately, Atelier provides ultimate flexibility and can be reconfigured without the need for complex or lengthy installations. Agile working environments can be quickly provided for staff members who need privacy for concentration and focused work.
Atelier supports the notion of ‘always in beta’, enabling Gensler, as the pilot project, to trial work settings and continually adjust and improve them according to the changing business environment. The real differentiator of this system is that it facilitates and empowers a creative ecosystem.
Atelier challenges the paradigm of traditional office furniture solutions; it’s no longer about asking individuals to adapt to their workplace, but enabling the workplace to adapt to individual and team needs.
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