Antenna Workspaces®

A new workspace fit for task and team.

With a planning scheme for both individual and common areas, Antenna Workspaces is a new approach to workplace design that supports the freedom and mobility people seek in today’s office. Across industries, organizations are transitioning to more adaptable furniture and more integrated layouts in order to accommodate the diversity of work modes in the workplace.

 

Antenna Workspaces begins with a simple, inherently collaborative structure — the table. Building with this basic unit, focus areas and group environments are created by linking desks, adding partitioning elements, and integrating storage. Throughout, the table remains at the heart of the design, giving every Antenna environment — whether private or open plan — a creative, collaborative essence.
 

Pairing standards of functional simplicity and a pure, honest approach to materials has resulted in a state-of-the-art workplace experience that is as collaborative and dynamic as it is logical and efficient.

Key Benefits

A STRATEGIC APPROACH TO THE ENTIRE OFFICE. Antenna serves the growing demand for more flexible, inclusive workspaces that can support multiple work modes simultaneously.

 

A COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION TO WORKSPACE PLANNING. Antenna Workspaces includes six distinct approaches to planning workplaces, serving Focused, Shared and Team work modes. Integrated storage elements suggest boundaries without blocking visual access.

 

PROGRESSIVE DESIGN. Antenna’s neutral grace is a frank expression of function, and its refreshing lack of pretense makes it stand out as well as fit in.

Table & Desk

Antenna Workspaces begins with a simple, inherently collaborative structure — the table, with most components connecting to the table’s unique leg and rail system. The table is transformed into a desk with the addition of personal storage and power components and becomes a workstation by adding partitions and freestanding storage.

Linked Desks

Antenna Workspaces desks link to define efficient shared work areas. The table is transformed into a desk with the addition of suspended or floorstanding storage, screens or power components. Desks can be linked side-to-side, and perpendicular return surfaces can be attached at any point to form L-shape or U-shape arrangements. Extended rails support storage cabinets above or below the desk top. Antenna Workspaces storage elements, including freestanding cabinets, suggest boundaries without blocking visual access.

Big Table

Linked back-to-back and sharing legs, Antenna Workspaces tables come together to form the big table — an adaptable collaborative work setting for open plan environments, touch-down spaces and meeting areas. The compact center beam supports screens, cantilever shelves, storage cabinets, power components and monitor arms, transforming a meeting table into a cluster of individual work stations. Return surfaces can be attached at any point, and extended rails support extension tops or storage cabinets.

With Fence

Antenna Fence — a freestanding spine that distributes power and data cables—broadens the possibilities of Antenna Workspaces, offering another tool for defining and dividing space. To create settings for focused work, Fence supports screens, stanchion-mounted storage, and desk tops. Freestanding, Fence allows desks to be independent and moveable, supporting the changing needs of a team.

With Template

The Template storage system integrates seamlessly with Antenna Workspaces to expand the possibilities for both storage and space planning. Because of its compact depth and dual-sided access, Template creates the ideal storage spine, while its architectural presence makes it perfect for defining the boundaries of larger work areas.

Private Office

Antenna Workspaces tables, desks and storage elements combine to create highly effective shared or focused work areas in private offices. Wall-mounted and free standing storage options from the Antenna portfolio, as well as Template “workwalls”, provide virtually endless opportunity for design and performance.

Finishes

  • color Dark Red - Textured
  • color Slate Blue - Textured
  • color Bright White - Textured
  • color Folkstone Grey - Textured
  • color Soft Grey - Textured
  • color Sandstone- Textured
  • color Medium Grey - Textured
  • color Dark Grey - Textured
  • color Brown - Textured
  • color Jet Black - Textured
  • color Beige Mist Metallic - Textured
  • color Silver - Textured
  • color Medium Metallic Grey - Textured
  • color Bright White
  • color Micro Sand
  • color Brushed Sand
  • color Micro Grey
  • color Soft Grey
  • color Pumice
  • color Brushed Grey
  • color Fog
  • color Folkstone Grey
  • color Medium Grey
  • color Jet Black
  • color Whitened Ash
  • color Light Ash
  • color Warm Ash
  • color Grey Ash
  • color Natural Maple
  • color Natural Cherry
  • color Medium Cherry
  • color Classic Oak
  • color Walnut
  • color Graphite Pear
  • color Zebra
  • color Dark Red
  • color Knoll Red
  • color Canary Yellow
  • color Olive Green
  • color Slate Blue
  • color Maple (V1)
  • color Blond Maple (V1)
  • color Natural (V1)
  • color Light Cherry (V1)
  • color Medium Teak (V1)
  • color Cherry (V1)
  • color Dark Mahogany (V1)
  • color Medium Walnut (V1)
  • color Black Oak (V1)
  • color Espresso (V1)
  • color Light Walnut (V1)
  • color Dove Grey (V1)
  • color White Pine (V2)
  • color Birch with Birch Edge (V2)
  • color Maple (V2)
  • color Natural Oak (V2)
  • color Bronze Cherry (V2)
  • color Light Walnut (V2)
  • color Rustic Walnut (V2)
  • color Old English Walnut (V2)
  • color Peacock Green Walnut (V2)
  • color Ebony (V2)
  • color Grigio (V2)
  • color Figured Sycamore (V3)
  • color Pippy Oak (V3)

Additional Info

Environmental Certification
  • BIFMA level™ 3 certified
  • Available with an FSC® certified claim
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
  • GREENGUARD Children and SchoolsSM
  • Can contribute to achieving LEED® certification for Existing Buildings,
    Commercial Interiors and New Construction
Sustainable Design
  • Cradles have 44% recycled content aluminum
  • Legs and rails have 30-45% recycled content steel
  • An average workstation is 13.13% post-consumer recycled content
    and 47.7% post-industrial recycled content
  • Adhesives and finishes are virtually VOC-free
  • PVC-free
  • Fiberglass-free

Enhancing the Beauty of Wood

More than ever, office design today relies on the warmth and natural beauty of wood to infuse a feeling of hospitality into the workplace. For nearly 80 years, Knoll has brought the refinement and performance of wood to work environments, helping to create inspiring places for people to do their best. Our focus on proportion and scale, the appropriate use of materials and finishes, and attention to detail is unsurpassed.

Our new finishing technology expands our wood manufacturing expertise, combining the timelessness of good design with the enduring qualities of careful workmanship.

Our core collection consists of over 30 natural and Techwood veneers. In addition, we now offer open and closed pore options, and up to three levels of gloss: high, medium, and low — giving specifiers a greater range of design options to realize their vision.

Whether in an office, at home or in a coffee shop, work today requires shifting from one task and type of work to another – from focused projects to shared and team activities. The distinct modes of work should be supported by a set of nimble elements that simplify transitions from individual to group work.

With this in mind, the Antenna design brief called for a simple table structure that could be transformed to create a full range of work settings, from private office and individual workstations to meeting room tables and touch-down spaces, supporting the multiple modes of work occurring in the workplace:

FOCUS: Individually-oriented work that requires concentration and reduced interruptions.
SHARE: Collaboration that occurs in individual or group spaces and centers on the casual exchange of ideas with a small number of colleagues.
TEAM: Group efforts applied to specific work goals, which may be supported in primary workspaces or in formal and informal meeting spaces.

Recognizing the relevance of their expertise, we collaborated with Antenna Design, a progressive New York City firm dedicated to making the experience of technology and environments more meaningful. In response to our brief, Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger, the principals of Antenna Design, arrived at a simple, modular leg and tabletop structure. From there they developed components, connections and transitions that maximize usability and flexibility with a minimum of parts. The result is the ingeniously simple, incredibly versatile Antenna Workspaces.

Antenna Design was founded in 1997 by Masamichi Udagawa, a Cranbrook Academy graduate, and Sigi Moeslinger, who holds degrees from NYU and Art Center College of Design. Antenna's people-centered design approach aims to make the experience of objects and environments more meaningful and exciting. Among Antenna’s best known projects are the design of New York City Subway cars and ticket vending machines, JetBlue check-in kiosks and displays for Bloomberg.

When Knoll set out to create a new open plan office system, Antenna’s experience with the ever-expanding presence of technology, and their expertise in user experience made them an attractive collaborative partner. Together Knoll and Antenna conceived Antenna Workspaces, an innovative open plan system, which reflects Udagawa and Moeslinger’s interest in functional simplicity and their expertise in using design as a tool of social interaction that bridges people and technology.

Antenna has been recognized with several prestigious design awards, including the National Design Award in Product Design from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Both Udagawa and Moeslinger are senior critics in graphic design at the Yale University School of Art.
 

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