According to Till Grosch and Björn Meier, the designers of ‘Docks’, a modular furniture system for Ophelis, “No other place where furnishing is required has undergone so many functional and emotional changes in the past few years as the office.”
Docks is a modular furniture system that can be combined in various ways to create different office islands. As communal furniture, docks can be both a meeting place and interface as well as a retreat for relaxation and concentration.
Individual modules can be arranged independently on the carrying base. They can be used either to provide acoustic and visual privacy or to create open-plan meeting areas. The possible combinations of the elements are extremely flexible and versatile. Included cable channels allow complete electrification and grid connection. The elements are designed to match the dimensions of Ophelis furniture, so that shelves and cabinets can be integrated seamlessly.
“Used as a a transition and connection element between various zones in the office, docks allow for a change of scene, produce synergy effects, promote internal communications and enhance the feeling of well-being in the workplace.” says Ophelis.
“The efficient use of floor space is now also being brought to the fore, which means that we are now also seeing the transformation of the classic office work place into a multifunctional communal space becoming a positive trend in the world of work.” say Grosch and Meier. “The quality and variety of exchange between employees is the key to effective work. We believe that office furniture should enable flexible decentralised communications. It should support informal office chats just as much as spontaneous work meetings in a small group. In our view, the office is not just a place of work but also a living environment.”