September 15, 2021
11 New Product Launches for Work-Life Balance
Studio TK designed this lounge system to ease the post-COVID transition back to work. A base offered in 16 colors allows ample configurations of seats, while laminate or veneer work surfaces anticipate workers’ increasing “desire for flexibility.” STUDIO TK studiotk.com
ON & ON
Part of a new seating collection, this Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby–designed café chair contains 70 percent recycled plastic. Available in six colors and with a plywood or an upholstered seat, On & On is circular in concept and shape. EMECO emeco.net
Innovant’s answer to remote-office collaborations (ones that include both virtual and in-person meetings) is WALL, a system that includes desking, storage, acoustics, power, and technology, all plugged into one structural lattice and offered in four material palettes. INNOVANT innovant.com
An easy-to-install, nonintrusive wireless charging port is the design innovation of NeatCharge. Users can mount the device under worktop surfaces with a slim charging sticker above for delivery of up to ten watts of power. HUMANSCALE humanscale.com
FREE ADDRESS 2.0
Named after the idea of working anywhere, this system was developed to incorporate mobile storage, planters, power, and Stylex’s GREENGUARDcertified furnishings into a kit of parts suited to any hybrid work area.
Phone booth–style privacy pods are getting a color makeunder. Framery says its new palette (White, Gray, Black, Powder Blue, Winter Moss, Sand, Blush, and Navy) is calming. FRAMERY frameryacoustics.com
TUUCI, a maker of cabanas and pergolas, is aiming its latest version at outdoor workspaces. Automated louvers filter sunlight to provide shading and discreetly shed rainwater. TUUCI tuuci.com
Created as an extension of the Tekloom line, Wander features the soft pattern of a woven fabric, but performs like a durable coated textile. It’s tested to withstand more than a million double rubs. CONCERTEX concertex.com
Wolf-Gordon is rolling out an affordable, easier-to-install, PVC-free updateof its impact-resistant wallcovering introduced five years ago. It can also be installed for 80 linear feet without a seam. WOLF-GORDON wolfgordon.com
TEAK GRAPHIC TV CUPBOARD
Ethnicraft adapted the design of one of its popular sideboards to create a new audio/video cabinet with residential style. It’s available in two sizes. ETHNICRAFT ethnicraft.com
Montreal’s First Vertical Village Places Wellness at its Core
Designed by local firm Lemay, the mixed-use complex features WELL-certified rental units, restaurants, offices, and the Humaniti Hotel Montreal from Marriott’s Autograph Collection.
Coffee Chain Katinat Café Transforms a Former Kindergarten
Designed by Module K/Soulroom, the newest location in Ho Chi Minh City blends curvilinear forms with industrial materials.
An HBCU’s Historic Preservation Program Starts with Its Own Campus
Uncovering history from Reconstruction and the Civil Rights Movement, students at Tuskegee University take a hands-on role in preserving history on campus and beyond.