Whether in an office, at home or in a coffee shop, work today requires shifting from one task and type of work to another – from focused projects to shared and team activities. The distinct modes of work should be supported by a set of nimble elements that simplify transitions from individual to group work.
With this in mind, the Antenna design brief called for a simple table structure that could be transformed to create a full range of work settings, from private office and individual workstations to meeting room tables and touch-down spaces, supporting the multiple modes of work occurring in the workplace:
FOCUS: Individually-oriented work that requires concentration and reduced interruptions.
SHARE: Collaboration that occurs in individual or group spaces and centers on the casual exchange of ideas with a small number of colleagues.
TEAM: Group efforts applied to specific work goals, which may be supported in primary workspaces or in formal and informal meeting spaces.
Recognizing the relevance of their expertise, we collaborated with Antenna Design, a progressive New York City firm dedicated to making the experience of technology and environments more meaningful. In response to our brief, Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger, the principals of Antenna Design, arrived at a simple, modular leg and tabletop structure. From there they developed components, connections and transitions that maximize usability and flexibility with a minimum of parts. The result is the ingeniously simple, incredibly versatile Antenna Workspaces.