Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Systems Furniture"— Presentation transcript:
1 Introduction to Systems Furniture ID-439Contract Design I
2 The Quickbourner TeamGermany, Two brothers developed the concept of open office layout and brought the idea to the US in 1967.They believed that many offices hindered work productivity. Their designs promoted good communication and flow.Referred to a office landscaping.Their plans were based upon a systems analysis of work flow and communication.The layout was very free and non-rectilinear.
3 The Quickbourner TeamPeople in frequent contact with each other were placed close together.Many acoustical problems were attempted to be corrected by the use of carpet, plants and acoustical ceiling tilesThis new approach of “landscape” planning had a tremendous impact on the way offices were to be designed. They were flexible, efficient, open and informal.Americans, however, were slow to accept the idea because they didn’t want to give up their hardwall office, which were status symbols to the executives.
4 Open Office Landscaping No panels, only desks, files and bookcases.M
5 Robert Propst Hired by Herman Miller, Inc. in 1960 A researcher and inventorDeveloped Action Office I for Herman Miller and introduced it in 1964.A panel based system using a vertical approachDespite what the modern office has become, his goal was to get away from boxes and corridors.The use of the panels violated the Quickborner concept but was widely accepted as open office landscaping.
6 Systems Manufacturers “Grade A”Systems ManufacturersHaworth, Inc. : Unigroup, Places, Premise, Moxie, and ComposeSteelcase : Series 9000, Avenir, Answer, KickHerman Miller: Action Office, Ethospace, ResolveAllsteel: Align, Terrace, ConcensysTeknion: T/O/S, Leverage, Transit, LyftKnoll: Dividends, Equity, Morrison, ReffKimball: Cetra, Traxx, Footprint
7 Types of “Systems” Non-Panel Based (Desking Systems) Panel Based (Universal connectors or handed connectors)Post and PanelOff-ModularReconditioned – Refurbished – As-is
8 Non-Panel Based Systems: Haworth Race (a post and beam system)
9 Non-Panel Based Systems: Haworth PatternsHaworth Patterns