West Elm’s New Office Furniture Is Designed To Make the Office Feel Less ‘Office-like’
Launched at last month's NeoCon, the new office division of West Elm, West Elm Workspace, caters to the need for mobility and flexibility in office design.
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West Elm introduces West Elm Workspace with a new line of 75+ pieces of furniture for the modern office
Designed to make the office feel less 'office-like', West Elm Workspace's 75+ piece office offering was created in collaboration with award-winning designer and manufacturer of office furniture, Inscape.
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"We are introducing West Elm Workspace to the market at a time when meaningful change in the way offices are designed is needed. We carefully considered how people utilize and map their space; then we set out to create a full suite of solutions for the way we work now," said Jim Brett, West Elm president. "We will offer conducive space solutions that expand and contract when needed, providing both focused and collaborative environments. The combination of West Elm's great design with Inkscape technical expertise yields functional solutions with the warmth and design appeal you only expect to find at home."
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The pieces include private offices; tables; benching systems; task, guest, occasional and lounge seating; storage; and accessories, in addition to sit-stand options and ergonomic solutions that facilitate wellness in the work environment.
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A line of customized conference tables made in a variety of finishes by Brooklyn-based, furniture designer Mark Jupiter are a particular highlight while fabrics by Designtex offer colorful and layered patterns favoring an eclectic mix of warm, natural materials and texture.
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Designed by West Elm and produced and distributed in North America by Inscape and Designtex, the pieces are split into four collections - Mid-century, Modern, Industrial and Contemporary.
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In connection with the West Elm Workspace debut, Inscape will launch F.I.R.E., a visual application aid that integrates industry-leading technology to create a single customer-centric solution unlike any other available. F.I.R.E. (or Fully Integrated Resource for Enterprise Management) will help designers and clients visualize project design solutions.
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For more information visit www.westelmworkspace.com
About the designer: Mixing clean lines, natural materials and handcrafted collections from the US and around the world, West Elm creates unique, affordable designs for modern living. The brand offers choice in products and services, builds community through connections with customers, collaborators and associates, and focuses on consciousness in everything it does, from handcrafted and local products to supply chain transparency and sustainability. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, West Elm introduced its first catalog in 2002, followed by its first store in 2003. The brand's complete assortment can be found in 74 retail stores in the United States, Canada, Australia and the UK and around-the-clock at westelm.com
About the manufacturers:
Inscape, an award-winning designer and manufacturer of office furniture, has been initiating change in workspace design for the past 125 years. With an emphasis on quality, innovation, technical design and unparalleled delivery and service, Inscape has been consistently awarded for its design, including 4 Gold and 1 Silver Best of NeoCon Awards at NeoCon 2014, North America's largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors.
Inscape collaborates with leading European partners and manufactures their designs in North American facilities. Their systems, storage, seating and wall solutions delight users, foster agility and empower technology in the workplace. Flexible and designed for sustainability, Inscape products enable easy customization and readily adapt to keep pace with changing needs in the workplace. For more information visit inscapesolutions.com
Designtex is the leading company in the development, design, and manufacturing of applied materials for the built environment. Designtex is a recognized innovator in the research and development of textiles, wallcoverings, and digitally imaged materials with reduced environmental impact. A Steelcase company, Designtex is headquartered in New York City with over 100 sales offices around the world. For more information call 800.221.1540 or visit designtex.com
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