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Introduction to Systems Furniture ID-439 Contract Design I
The Quickbourner Team Germany, Two brothers developed the concept of open office layout and brought the idea to the US in 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.
The Quickbourner Team People 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 tiles This 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 didnt want to give up their hardwall office, which were status symbols to the executives.
Open Office Landscaping
Robert Propst Hired by Herman Miller, Inc. in 1960 A researcher and inventor Developed Action Office I for Herman Miller and introduced it in A panel based system using a vertical approach Despite 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.
Grade A Systems Manufacturers Haworth, Inc. : Unigroup, Places, Premise, Moxie, and Compose Steelcase : Series 9000, Avenir, Answer, Kick Herman Miller: Action Office, Ethospace, Resolve Allsteel: Align, Terrace, Concensys Teknion: T/O/S, Leverage, Transit, Lyft Knoll: Dividends, Equity, Morrison, Reff Kimball: Cetra, Traxx, Footprint
Types of Systems Non-Panel Based (Desking Systems) Panel Based (Universal connectors or handed connectors) Post and Panel Off-Modular Reconditioned – Refurbished – As-is
Non-Panel Based Systems: Haworth Race (a post and beam system)Haworth Race (a post and beam system)
Non-Panel Based Systems: Haworth PatternsHaworth Patterns
Freestanding Desking System: Haworth IfHaworth If