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Considerations for Returning to a Healthy Workplace

Workstation Enclosure and Space Delineation

Knoll helps organizations create workplaces that reflect their business objectives and workstyles. We understand that every workplace is different with respect to privacy and enclosure needs, and offer a range of heights, sizes and options for enclosure to meet your organization’s evolving requirements. Whatever your approach to planning, our variety of product solutions can help create a workplace that helps your employees feel safe and remain healthy at work.

Workstation Enclosure and Space Delineation for a Return To Healthy Workplace

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Considerations for Benching

Benching is a space-efficient, flexible platform that can support collaboration work among teams as well as individual focused work. Space delineation can add visual and acoustic privacy, as well as provide additional tackable and writable workspace.

Add perpendicular freestanding gallery panels
Freestanding gallery panels paired with Antenna Workspaces® intermediate screens on Antenna Workspaces Big Table

Add perpendicular freestanding gallery panels.

Antenna Workspaces gallery panels, center and side screens on Antenna® Telescope™
Antenna Workspaces gallery panels, center and side screens on Antenna® Telescope™
Curved corner k.™ screens on k.™ bench
Curved corner k.™ screens on k.™ bench

Add or increase height of center, side or end screens.

Gallery panels with Antenna Telescope
Gallery panels with Antenna Telescope
Anchor™ slide out towers with k.™ bench
Anchor™ slide out towers with k.™ bench

Add perpendicular separation with storage or gallery panels.

Add storage to worksurface or credenzas
Anchor stackers on Antenna Workspaces Big Table worksurface, in combination with upholstered Antenna Workspaces intermediate and glass center screens

Add storage to worksurface or credenzas.

Alternate seats or work shifts for greater distancing
Reduce density and increase separation by alternating office work days for half of the group

Alternate seats or work shifts for greater distancing.

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Considerations for Height-Adjustable Tables with Technology Spine

The inherent flexibility of freestanding furniture makes tables with technology spine easily reconfigurable to support changing work styles. Tables can be positioned anywhere along the spine, and at any orientation, to balance collaboration and individual focused work.

Engage technology for contact-free adjustment. RIO by Rol Ergo, available on Tone, allows users to set personal preferences and adjust the table from a remote app on their phone.

Network screens on k. stand tables with Antenna® Power Beam and Antenna center screens
Network screens on k. stand tables with Antenna® Power Beam and Antenna center screens
Antenna upholstered screens on Tone height-adjustable tables; Antenna glass screens on Fence
Antenna upholstered screens on Tone height-adjustable tables; Antenna glass screens on Fence
Curved corner k. screens on Tone™ height-adjustable tables with Fence.
Curved corner k. screens on Tone™ height-adjustable tables with Fence.

Add screens or increase height of existing desk-mounted or spine-mounted screens.

Anchor slide-out towers with Tone height-adjustable tables and Fence
Anchor slide-out towers with Tone height-adjustable tables and Fence
Antenna Workspaces gallery panels with Fence and k. stand height-adjustable tables
Antenna Workspaces gallery panels with Fence and k. stand height-adjustable tables

Add perpendicular separation with storage or gallery panels.

Rotate and Stagger Desks for Greater Distancing
Rotate and Stagger Desks for Greater Distancing

Rotate and stagger desks for greater distancing.

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Considerations for Independent Desks

Freestanding desks offer the most flexible approach to planning, and support on-the-fly reconfiguration. Independent desks can be open for team work, or can easily be surrounded by screens or floorstanding panels as individual desks or groups of desks.

Upstart® polycarbonite screen on Tone height-adjustable tables
Upstart® polycarbonite screen on Tone height-adjustable tables

Add desk-mounted back screens.

Series 2 screens in combination metal and upholstery on k. stand T-leg height-adjustable tables
Series 2 screens in combination metal and upholstery on k. stand T-leg height-adjustable tables
Custom Antenna Workspaces veneer screens on Tone height-adjustable tables
Custom Antenna Workspaces veneer screens on Tone height-adjustable tables

Add desk-mounted surround screens.

Dividends Horizon® panels and gallery panels with k. stand height-adjustable tables
Dividends Horizon® panels and gallery panels with k. stand height-adjustable tables
Custom-height veneer gallery panel surrounds with Tone height-adjustable tables
Custom-height veneer gallery panel surrounds with Tone height-adjustable tables

Add desk or standing-height enclosure with panels and gallery panels.

Rockwell Unscripted® Creative Wall® with k. stand height-adjustable tables
Rockwell Unscripted® Creative Wall® with k. stand height-adjustable tables
Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall with k. stand height-adjustable tables
Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall with k. stand height-adjustable tables

Separate facing and/or adjacent desks with floorstanding delineation.

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Considerations for Panels

Panels offer fundamental delineation, easily adapt to changing workstyles, and support the needs of an evolving workplace.

Ease of reconfigurability allows panels to be repositioned so that users can be properly distanced, staggered, or oriented back-to-back. Fabric panel inserts are easily removable and can be swapped for laminate, steel, or KnollTextiles bleach-cleanable fabrics.

Dividends Horizon panels with curved corner k. screens on Tone height-adjustable tables
Dividends Horizon panels with curved corner k. screens on Tone height-adjustable tables

Add screens to freestanding desks with panels.

Dividends Horizon panels with frameless glass add-ups
Dividends Horizon panels with frameless glass add-upstables
Dividends Horizon panels with glass stacked screens
Dividends Horizon panels with glass stacked screens

Add taller glass of fabric panel stackers to existing panels.

Reff Profiles™ panels with frameless glass add-up glass
Reff Profiles™ panels with frameless glass add-up glass
Dividends Horizon gallery panels
Dividends Horizon gallery panels

Add perpendicular panels and returns for additional enclosure.

Dividends Horizon rolling door
Dividends Horizon rolling door

Add doors.

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Additional Enclosure Considerations

Vertical space delineation in combination with workstations can add privacy along a corridor, add separation between teams, or enclose individual workspaces.

Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall separating k. bench
Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall separating k. bench
Interpole™ with glass screens enclosing Fence
Interpole™ with glass screens enclosing Fence
Interpole with markerboard screens enclosing Antenna Big Table
Interpole with markerboard screens enclosing Antenna Big Table

Add enclosure along the corridor.

Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall frames
Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall frames

Create distinct zones for small teams.

Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall enclosures
Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall enclosures

Add compact enclosed individual workspaces.

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About Knoll Workplace Research

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