November 5, 2021
Are Couches the New Desks?
Manufacturers including Stylex and Davis have explored this notion in their products. Swiss furniture brand Vitra placed it at the center of a new concept called Club Office—a workplace first deployed inside its own headquarters in Birsfelden, near Basel, Switzerland—recognizing that when employees can do solitary work anywhere, collaboration, community, and shared purpose must be the draw. The sofa, with its connotations of sociability, may be the perfect furniture typology for this new kind of work. Especially when paired with work surfaces, power outlets, charging stations, and other productivity enhancers.
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