Template®

A Plannable Storage System

A true hybrid product, Template brings Knoll systems expertise to the storage category, combining multiple storage and surface options to offer a unique kit of parts for designing open plan and private office environments.

 

Essentially a 15” thick panel, Template divides space and provides comprehensive storage solutions, including hanging files, simultaneously. Template integrates seamlessly with Antenna® Workspaces and Dividends Horizon®.

 

The compact, 15” deep footprint and dual-sided access give Template the versatility to be used in any workspace design: freestanding, as a spine in core planning, or as a workwall or architectural element in perimeter, team and private office designs.
 

Key Benefits

PLANNING VERSATILITY. With multiple horizons and unique two-sided access, Template enables a topography of sightlines and surfaces to define space in core or perimeter workspace designs.
 

SIMPLE MODULAR LOGIC. Template’s modular, component-based construction allows for maximum flexibility and customization.
 

COMPREHENSIVE MATERIAL AND AESTHETIC OPTIONS. Template offers a wide range of finish options, multiple storage fronts and backs, various door styles and fully customizable shelving schemes.
 

COMPACT 15” PLANNING FOOTPRINT. By using less space than conventional storage systems, Template increases space efficiency.
 

INTEGRATION WITH OTHER SYSTEMS. Template combines seamlessly with Antenna Workspaces and Dividends Horizon.
 

Storage Workwall

Used as a perimeter structure, Template has the architectural presence to define work zones without the cost or permanence of traditional architectural walls. In addition to delineating the overall workspace, Template can serve as an interior border to define team spaces and shared resources, encouraging collaboration among small clusters of peers. Because it stands independently of a building’s architecture and other furniture, Template offers virtually limitless perimeter planning opportunities.

Storage Spine

By relocating the storage capacity of traditional overhead and pedestal units to a 15” deep spine, Template opens up individual workstations for increased communication and collaboration. With no aesthetic or functional difference between front and back, Template’s dual-sided architecture provides a shared storage solution for users on both sides of the spine.

Open Plan

Integrating space division and storage, Template brings remarkable efficiency and utility to open plan work environments. A core set of components connect and combine in literally thousands of ways to serve as dividers, spines and perimeter walls, giving unmatched design flexibility. Available with open or closed shelving in ten different heights, Template offers various levels of privacy appropriate for any workspace.

Private Office

Offering a wide range of finishes and detailing options, Template provides a functional and attractive backdrop for the private office, combining clean lines with space-maximizing storage. The Template “workwall” — extremely versatile in configuration — supports the diverse demands of today’s private office.

Template + Antenna

Used as a spine, blended workspace, or perimeter boundary, Template integrates seamlessly with Antenna Workspaces to expand the possibilities for both storage and space planning in any office environment.

Template + Dividends Horizon

Template serves as both space divider and shared storage when planned between two Dividends Horizon workstations. Template brings increased storage to Dividends Horizon private offices and group meeting spaces. Dividends Horizon panels can also be used in Template-based plans to offer increased privacy or serve as dividers where storage is not needed.

Finishes

  • color Bright White - Smooth
  • color Pumice - Smooth
  • color Soft Grey - Smooth
  • color Folkstone Grey - Smooth
  • color Sandstone - Smooth
  • color Medium Grey - Smooth
  • color Dark Grey - Smooth
  • color Brown - Smooth
  • color Jet Black - Smooth
  • 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 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
  • Rated Sustainable Gold under the SMaRT© Consensus Sustainable Product Standard
  • Available with an FSC®-certified claim
  • GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®
  • GREENGUARD Children & Schools CertifiedSM
  • Can contribute to achieving LEED certification for Existing Buildings, Commercial Interiors and New Construction
Sustainable Design
  • Manufactured using clean technology in an ISO 14001 certified building in Muskegon, MI
  • Recycled content steel
  • Available in 100% recycled content fabric
  • 100% recycled content particleboard
  • Steel and aluminum components recyclable
  • Powder coating, water-based adhesives and UV-cured wood coatings are virtually VOC-free

Using shallow storage units as space dividers was a concept that Knoll had been considering for years. As the open plan design philosophy moved away from the panel-enclosed individual workstation, and towards a more open, collaborative layout, Knoll saw a market for the innovative planning scheme. The central concept was a spine wall deep enough to accommodate hanging files, but compact enough to be used in between other systems components — basically a thick panel.

Antenna Design was brought in to realize the concept. With the help of Knoll team member David Noel, Antenna created a kit of parts, which could be used in literally hundreds of layouts and horizons to create efficient storage solutions while consolidating components and saving space.

By relocating the storage capacity of traditional pedestal and overhead units, as well as technology management, to the spine, the space around the primary worksurface was opened up.

“With the primary worksurface positioned perpendicularly, the horizontal spine becomes your back and forth, a conduit for collaboration,” explains Noel. Template’s dual-sided access also allows interaction between workstations on opposite sides of the spine, “It’s not two units back to back, but a yin and yang.”
 

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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