New Mobile Tables and Desks for Antenna® Workspaces Introduced

Fast Company Praises Designs by Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger

June 12, 2012

New mobile table and desk introductions to Antenna® Workspaces, designed by Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger for Knoll, are praised by Fast Company in a June 12, 2012 article on fastcodesign.com.

"Antenna® Workspaces, a line of office furniture that invites collaboration, aims to make it easier for companies to keep workspaces open, while still offering employees a modicum of privacy," notes fastcodesign.com, writer, Ariel Schwartz.

Antenna® Workspaces "sprang from research conducted by Knoll showing that individual workstations aren't the centerpieces of the workspace as much as they once were," she continues.

Current workspace trends indicate that people shift between three primary work modes throughout the day: individual "focus" mode, the "share" casual idea exchange mode, and "team" mode. Antenna® Workspaces provides flexible solutions to accommodate each of these work styles.

The new mobile tables and desks, introduced at NeoCon 2012 in Chicago, also feature power poles, power cubes and totem tables to support diverse workspace needs.

"It's less about being furniture and more about what people do in the office," said Benjamin Pardo, Knoll executive vice president and design director.

Schwartz writes, "So the furniture line's linked desks, for example, can fit together side-by-side, in an L shape, or in a U shape. Storage cabinets fit both above and below the desk top. Fence®, a freestanding spine that creates boundaries between spaces, provides power and data cables."

"People are seeking privacy in public spaces, within this environment," explains Tracy Wymer, Knoll vice president of workplace strategy.

Pardo adds, "People moving into the workforce today don't necessarily have the same expectation of a big mahogany desk."