Artopex Launches Home Office Collection

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Artopex has launched a curated collection of work from home solutions featuring commercial grade reliability with a softened home office appeal.  Designed in collaboration with Jean Barbeau, Director of Research and Development at Artopex, the collection, featuring Arlow, Wilow and Millie, are astheticaly pleasing and ultra functional whether you want to keep things simple, have a sit-stand solution or need room for two!  Add to your home office with storage solutions ranging from pigeon holes to pedestals – the new open pedestal or a mini box-file pedestal – to keep things organized.  Optional screen risers allow for sit/stand options on fixed desks or a simple ergonomic addition to elevate your monitor.

Arlow

This reversible desk with minimalis lines seamlessly combines ergonomics, style and practicality.  Its base with shelves allows for storage or a touch of home accents.  Desk dimensions are 24″ deep and extend in width to 48″ or 54″.  Arlow also allows for a return to either divide two desk together or maximize workspace.

Millie

This height adjustable desk with casters will allow you to vary your postion throughout the day.  Thanks to the integrated penumatic adjustment system, the surface can reach a height of 43.5″!  Sitting or standing, your workspace ergonomics will be optimized to their full potential with Millie.  Desk dimensions are 24″ wide x 36″ or 42″ in length.  Store your PC on the base for ease of mobility throughout your home.

Wilow

This table with tapered metal legs will fit as well in a room dedicated to working from home as in a livingroom or bedroom.  Add a metal compact pedestal on casters with the Noki electronic lock to secure storage or combine it with a return to increase the work surface.  Desk dimensions are 24″ deep and with lengths of 48″ or 54″.  The legs feature leveling glides for stability in your home.

Please reach out to our team for more information or to schedule an overview of this collection with your team or explore the colletion on the Artopex website.  We are enthusiastic about the possibilities of this collection knowing that we are going to be facing extended opportunities to work at home or may be in need of a space for students to have a comfortable space for distance learning.  Arlow, Millie and Wilow are sure to integrate into any space to create a thoughtful, dedicated location for focused worktime for the family!

The Screen Scene – Dividing Space for a Safe Return to Work

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Screens are the new toilet paper in our industry as we strive to safely return to work!  Just like toilet paper, we have so many choices and applications appropriate for today’s working world.  With a variety of mounting options and materials, our manufacturers are likely to have a solution that meets your needs!

 

Symmetry – Sector

Symmetry offers the widest selection of brackets and materials with their Sector screens.  From clear and frosted acrylic to fabric dividers, Sector screens allow you to stay social and service-oriented while keeping a safe distance.  Screens can be panel mounted, adjustable in height, or edge mounted to protect worksurfaces from holes .. and more!  Symmetry also offers a variety of ergonomic accessories from monitor arms to keyboard trays and pencil trays that mount effortlessly to your worksurface making cleaning and sanitization of your workplace quick and easy!  Stay tuned for an exciting introduction coming soon in the category of divider screens from Symmetry!

Artopex Screens

Artopex offers a collection of freestanding, universal and worksurface mounted screens in clear or frosted acrylic. If we dive a little deeper into their product offering, we find panel mounted screens that will accomodate a 1″ thick laminate panel, mobile panels, and more.  Worried about your freestanding worksurface screen drifting away?  Velcro helps hold it securely, and temporarily in place.  Artopex strives to address 2 key points: safety + density, while remaining 6′ apart.  Learn more about Artopex’s protective solutions here.

Making Privacy Simple Ecoprivacy Acoustic

MPS has a collection of acoustic dividers developed to help you get back to work and create space, without creating more opportunities for distraction.  It can be difficult to social distance in an open space and using hard surfaces to create separation can compromise accoustic comfort.  The acoustic dividers from MPS are a simple way to put a physical barrier between employees who work near each other in a desking or benching environment without sacrificing acoustic comfort.

Claridge Divider Screens

Claridge Products offers a wealth of screen options from mobile to stationary, dividing space with freestanding boards in glass, porcelain or even fabric!  Most dividers can accomodate 72″ heights coming in 30″, 36″ and 48″ widths.  Some will gang together while others will add a contemporary twist on space division.  New to Claridge is the opportunity to cut a “temperature reading” opening into your screen.  Quickly and easily assess an empolyee’s temperature with as little face to fact contact as possible!

Berco Designs + Oasis Berco Desk Masks

Available in arcylic or vinyl, Desk Mask is a foldable desk screen providing a safety barrier between workstations in the open office.  Need to create individual space in your conference rooms?  Desk mask could be a great fit!  Looking to add stability?  The vinyl Desk Mask features support feet while the acrylic version easily adheres to the surface with velcro.

And More …

Need to get creative in how to divide your space and create separation in your office?  Our team is ready to answer your questions and make suggestions to help you return to work safely.  Many of our manufacturers have screens, partitions, and options beyond what is shown here.

We can’t wait to help your team get back to work comfortably and efficiently!

 

How Can Our Team Support YOU

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Most of us are working from home and either thriving or struggling.  The days have ticked by for nearly a month here in Minneapolis, working from home, educating our children from home, experiencing lay-offs, missing our team members and adjusting to new interns/coworkers.

Know that Contract Office Marketing – Gisela, Hannah and Leah – is here to help support you and your livlihood through thick or thin!  Whether you’re looking to advance your knowledge of industry trends, hoping to fulfill some CEU credits, or just looking for a friendly face to happy hour with .. please let us know how we can help!

Here are some suggestions:
CEU Credits – 

Next-Gen Workforce: Creating Spaces that Support Diversity, Leverage Technology and Attract Talent by Exemplis: SitOnIt Seating, Ideon + Symmetry

  • Discover the top 5 drivers of change int he workplace.
  • Learn about flexibility in meeting varying generational needs at work.
  • See what hospitality-inspired amenities are expected of companies.
  • Know the role of technology integration has in creating agile workplaces.

Turn Workspaces into Idea Places by Claridge Products

The possibilities are endless when colleagues work together to solve problems and complete projects.  The task of creating spaces that foster idea sharing lands in the hands of the individuals who design workplaces and keeping up with the flood of changes is increasingly difficult.  This course sets ou tto help you understand the opportunities and challenges of creating the spaces that invite collaboration by looking at today’s writing surfaces.

Visual + Acoustic Privacy Made Simple: Best Practices for Improving Modern Workspaces and Designing for Improved Acoustic Performance: Achieving Speech Privacy in Modern Workspaces  by Making Privacy Simple

This course will provide principles, trends and research behind Acoustic Design + Speech Privacy:

  • Impacts of acoustic design on the work environment and human health and wellness
  • How speech privacy is achieved and measured
  • The ABCs of Acoustic Design
  • High ROI Solutions – acoustic panels and adaptive sound masking in productivity, speech privacy, health and welfare, and green initiatives
  • Design issues and the drawbacks of ignoring acoustic performance in modern workspace design
Product Training

Schedule a zoom meeting with our team for product training!  Gisela and I would love to connect with you and your team to share the latest from our manufacturers!  Exemplis in particular has published INCREDIBILE trainings showcasing our new product introductions, healthcare textiles, and more.  Brush up on the new Axel frame and tile system from Artopex, discover what makes Claridge unique, or learn about your new favorite sound masking team in Texas, Making Privacy Simple!  Discover Chameleon or the most attractive height adjustable desk in the industry (to quote Gisela!) with Central Park from DARRAN Furniture, and more from Oasis Berco, Berco Designs, you name it!

Reach out to our team!  We’re here for you, Minnesota, North Dakota + South Dakota! (And you over there, Western Wisconsin!)

Axel by Artopex

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Axel is the newest generation of tile systems furniture by Artopex for the design of open spaces.  Inspired and ingenious, this cohesive solution creates spaces imbued with authenticity and movement.

The Axel tile system was designed to easily complete all your daily tasks: Open area workstations, brainstorming space, acoustic meeting room, relaxation area, manager office, closed office and nomadic station, and more.  Keep an open mind to discover all Axel’s possibilities and variations.

An extended selection of materials and finishes, rich textures, and numerous design options are all ways to communicate the distinct DNA of each space.  The integration of pavilions helps solve privacy issues while keeping things light.  Every work station becomes an individual ecosystem that optimizes concentration and productivity.

     

Reach out to our team for advance training and resources to help make specifying Axel easy, or allow us to help by engaging the Artopex team of designers!

Learn more about Axel, explore typical layouts, or experience Artopex’s rich materials library online.  Meet Axel in person by visiting our Minneapolis-based showroom and see how we work.