Perch Perfect: Contract Trend

Perch Perfect: Contract Trend

Just sitting at work doesn’t cut it anymore. Office environments and schools are opening up to new ways of collaborating, and along with changes in architecture, daylighting, and project management have come new ideas about what goes into creating the ideal workstation. Here’s a look at new work-perches that represent today’s more active offices and schools:

Perch Collection, Pierre Favresse, workstation, contract, office

Perch Collection by Pierre Favresse: The Paris-based designer’s collection includes several pieces that combine multiple functions in a single form. The line includes a reading chair, coat rack, rocking chair, and chair and desk with an integrated light, each with a unique color.

 integrated workstation, hub, perch, office, contract, Matthew Plumstead, red dot, Cranbrook

Integrated Workstation by Matthew Plumstead/McCarty Quinn: Plumstead designed his take on the all-in-one office environment for Cranbrook Academy of Art’s program with Herman Miller in 2012. The piece adds a daybed to standing- and seated-height work surfaces, all in a compact footprint.

Focal, Locus, desk, seat, workstation, integrated workstation, hub, perch, office, contract

Locus seat and desk by Focal: Industrial designer and founder of Keen Footwear Martin Keen designed the Locus seat and desk to allow users to work halfway between sitting and standing. The pole-mounted seat moves with the individual, a design that is supposed to encourage mental alertness and prevent aches associated with day-long sitting.

Perch, Davis Furniture, integrated workstation, hub, office, contract

Perch by Davis Furniture: Designed for large collaborative office environments and smaller work stations alike, Perch is a portable stool that hides neatly under counters or against a wall when not in use.

integrated workstation, hub, perch, office, contract, Temptation

Temptation Twin Workstation by Speziell for Sedus: The Temptation design makes it easy for workers to move between sitting and standing positions with two tables that face each other. Independently adjustable work surfaces are operated by crank or electric motor; the system is available with optional privacy screens and storage.

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