This is an era with diversified office cultures. Planning of office space is not as simple as ‘space segmentation’ but a space with parts that integrate with and independent from each other. In other words, it is a negotiation between privacy and openness, with no definite answers. There are some grey areas in space solutions, like impromptu communication areas or focal areas for meditation in an open space.
That’s why Co system was born as a solution to providing part of the answer to the relativity of privacy and openness in office space.
One pillar and two pieces of soft furnished screens establish a relationship between dot and line. The connection between dot and line is a metaphor of its enthusiastic and friendly name Co System.
The screens and the pillar form a warm hug, diminishing the concept of hierarchy in workplace. Everything is as simple as a Co system.
New definition of curved space
The God is not a creator of straight lines: everything in the natural world is in curved lines. We may not be able to change a rectangular space, but we can definitely jazz up the steady and fixed rectangular space with curved lines from Co system furniture.
Designers gave Co life in the very first beginning. The life comes from the concept of cell: like every creature in the national world, a complicated life starts from the simplest and essential part—cells. Co’s cells can be combined in varies ways, to generate an versatile and flexible ecological space.
Through simple modules, Co system connects parts, featuring repeated use and common ports, so that design can actually be used in real life. Modules can be combined freely based on specific office situations to meet multiple functional demands in one space.
Meanwhile, the modular design of Co system gives the space a fresh new look with changes made in parts, which maximally reduces the cost of updating furniture and maintaining original corporate investment. At the same time, it is environmental friendly to save resources and energy in design.
The other side of an open space
One Space One Function identity of traditional office space hugely waste the space. Only when the space is multifunctional can a corporate maximally saves operational cost and creates the ‘organic space’ which is unique to the company.
Individual or team workstation
As office space is opener and more cooperative, concentration becomes a luxury. The individual concentration workstation solves the problem. When someone needs to work on his or her own, it is the best place for deep thinking.
Co system’s concentration area is not only for individuals but also for teamwork bases. Here, employees may work on their own or turn around and communicate with their partners in a more convenient and efficient way in the micro-teamwork space in the teamwork concentration.
impromptu communication for 4-6 people
In today’s cooperative workplace, communication of small groups of 4 to 6 members is more and more important. However, in traditional office space, meeting spaces are usually in medium and large sized conference rooms which are often away from employees’ working spaces and unable to meet impromptu communicative demands aroused anytime in work hours. Through combination with soft media, Co system creates small and private spaces in an open office space for quick or private communications among team members or with customers.
life& office (Collaboration)
The Couch Compartment space in Co System is an independent space in an open space, but at the same time, it coexists with the bigger environment. It is not built into a wall or separated in a segment; therefore, it is not cutting the space into pieces.
Supporting functional area
In any space, Co system can be so brilliant and free in creativity. It integrates more supporting functions in emplyees’ working spaces, including printing, storage and outfit-changing, so that the working efficiency can be greatly improved, since employees don’t have to waste time on walking between their workstations and supporting functional areas. Meanwhile, Co system is capable of establishing private spaces, shielding them from machine noises and radiations from neighbors as well as irrelevant interactions in bigger environment.