Situated near the historic cobbled streets of Montreal’s Old French Quarter, Knoll Dealer, Burovision decided it was time to improve their own workplace well-being and maximize productivity. Dedicated to creating spaces people love and guiding their clients through the complexities of today’s ever changing workplace, Burovision leveraged their strong relationship with Knoll to furnish its 3,500 square foot mezzanine renovation.
Rockwell Unscripted Steps make for an informal meeting space.
As a Knoll Dealer, Burovision is well versed in the exceptional planning capabilities of Knoll products, as well as the brand’s integrated approach to the design process. Seeking to incorporate Rockwell Unscripted® into their new space, Burovision worked with interior designer André Davignon, Principal of FOR. design planning, to create a series of workplace vignettes that together would open up the floor plan. The goal: increase collaboration and break down some of the boundaries across departments in order to produce a more seamless flow of people and information. The result: a space that epitomizes the transitory and spontaneous essence of Rockwell Unscripted.
Identifying Challenges and Opportunities
Before the renovation, one of Burovision's main challenges was the dispersion of their associates within the office, specifically the Sales team. People who would typically benefit from working together sat on opposite sides of the office. Collaboration, company cohesion and general workplace efficiency suffered as a result of the prior layout.
In addition to uniting teams across the office, Burovision prioritized flexibility with the goal of facilitating a new range of workstyles. To do this, the team installed a variety of desking options, allowing users to select the space and worksurface that best meets the needs of the task at hand.
Rockwell Unscripted Pavilion with Modular Lounge and Tall Table.
Together, Burovision and Davignon designed a central core of workstations, closing the gap between individuals and teams, thereby increasing the exchange of information. The workstations include Dividends Horizon®, Antenna® Workspaces Tables with Horsepower, Rockwell Unscripted Easy Tables and an Antenna Big Table. Each desking solution offers a configuration ideal for a particular workstyle. Dividends Horizon provides a clearly delineated space for focused work, while the Antenna Big Table facilitates unobstructed collaboration for the project management team. The Rockwell Unscripted Easy Tables, placed within a pavilion of Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall®, offers a quiet place to work while still remaining close to the rest of the team.
Accommodating a Variety of Workstyles
By consolidating the majority of workstations, Burovision had more available square footage when planning alternative work and meeting spaces. For use as small meeting tables, the team installed Pixel and Antenna Y-based tables adjacent to a few of the central workstations. Having an extra work surface nearby encourages collaboration or facilitates a quick lunch with co-workers. To create alternative shared spaces, Burovision employed Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall to build a contiguous series of pavilions,each with a distinct use. The dining pavilion houses a large, Saarinen Oval Dining Table, offering a space to sit down for lunch with peers, review fabrics or finishes with customers, or work in a more relaxed setting. The breakout pavilion, featuring a Rockwell Unscripted Drink Rail, Modular Sofa and Occasional Coffee Table, is ideal for people to take a break or to meet in a more informal environment. Two smaller pavilions provide a curtained refuge to allow time to reflect or have a private conversation in an intimate setting. The modularity and easy connectivity of the Rockwell Unscripted Creative Wall allows for easy transition from one space to another, maximizing productivity regardless of the task at hand.
A balanced private office.
On the perimeter of the space, Burovision incorporated two private offices within one larger executive-styled space. Both offices convey an elevated look and feel with a Florence Knoll Table Desk in one private office and a round Saarinen Table in the other. Outside the private offices,the pairing of two Rockwell Unscripted Club Chairs with an Antenna table creates a space that doubles as an inviting waiting space or executive work zone. Together the entire scheme can be seen as a grouping of flex-spaces that, when not occupied, can double as meeting rooms.
A Solution for the Ever-Changing Workplace
A final addition to the new space, Burovision installed lounge furniture and flexible seating throughout the mezzanine, enabling individuals to take a ten-minute break or pull up a chair to discuss the latest project. From a range of workstations for a multitude of workstyles to the seamless integration of Rockwell Unscripted pavilions, Burovision's space lets the user define his or her workplace experience. Furthermore, the new space highlights the efficiency of Rockwell Unscripted, indicative by the dealer's ability to triple the formal and informal meeting areas within the same square footage. With Rockwell Unscripted, Burovision has successfully set the stage.
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