Frequently featured design firm Studio O+A has designed and released a new workspace product: The Edge. Meant to be used to augment an office’s 3rd space offerings, Edge is made up of a number of moveable components which allow it to be moved and adjusted as a workforce changes and adapts.
If you’ve been following Office Snapshots long, you’ll notice that Edge makes use of materials and style Studio O+A often implements in some of their award winning projects:
“Each component is made of plywood with a selection of laminate and fabric finishes. The shapes and sizes of the components suggest their use: long rectangular pieces for group consultation, square blocks for individual work, even a piece with one end raised for those who work best in a reclining position. There is shelving for storage and a functioning bike rack.”
Often companies are faced with the need to create custom furniture for open office applications and Edge is meant to offer those same customizable experiences, only without the hassle of specifying custom furniture.
The product has also won the 2012 Good Design Award, which has been awarded to other designers as Michael Graves, Sir Norman Foster, and Dieter Rams. The Good Design Award program was established by Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames, and Edgar Kaufmann, Jr. to recognize outstanding achievement in industrial, product, and graphic design.