Vital-Office perceives an office as dynamic indivisible holistic whole, passing the Cartesian division in this context, of pure matter function and stimulating emotions (psychology and sociology). Design is the tool to melt pure function with inspiration, which foster a pleasing environment and a feel good mood.
we analyse the customer's needs and targets he want achieve in his future office before we start. The target set leads the way of design.
E.g. optimal communication and efficiency, attractiveness and less fluctuation of employees, modern lean organizational structure combined still with adequate privacy for teamleader and managers or setting flexible corporate standards for everchanging conditions using less, but multifunctional furniture items.
Of course the design must fit into the given build environment (architecture). But shall not fit to one place only, as office furniture is a long term investment which must be suitable for many locations. As a basic rule we use minimalistic lean Bauhaus like design and pure geometry. While a pure circle geometry always fits well to a square, some different angled or fancy rounded shapes do not match well to modern architecture.
It is obligatory, that the design must facilitate all functions and ergonomic features to make work easy and keep people's health and ability to work.
Our aim is to create a living office space for people to dwell long time. We bring together ergonomic office planning and furniture design, modern Baubiology and a traditional way of performance-enhancing interior design and decoration (Feng Shui).
Below are some examples of target design ideas:
The right attitude
Our attidue to work is expressed in many ways. Structure, language and clothing for example belong to this subject and at the same time shape the attidue to work. Valuable desktops help to facilitate a carefully maintained working attitude and improve it. Experiences with other companies show that this works very well. Architect Lord Foster's conviction, "The quality of our environment affects the quality of our lives," convinced also the McLaren CEO Ron Dennis. The Vital-Office desk tops are modelled as a sculpture. It is naturally oiled solid wood material, which not, must be hidden as usual raw chipboard's material by plastic edge bending! Increase your well-being and you get appreciation, which is brought to you by yourself and by the company as a result. Different edge profiles are available to customize the table design. The soft touch carving on the user side is an additional design feature that offers even more comfort.
The anthropometric extension of the desk space
Vital Office table surface extend toward the user, replace conventional angle combinations and thus reduce footprint. All equipment is easily accessible through simple body rotation. In the photo gallery you will find images that show the primary view and access area at the desk and a comparison between a straight table top and the anthropometric table form. Further advantages are to switch quickly between computer and standard desk work and to prevent health issues of the joints of the arm because they lie relaxed on the tabletop. Advantages in terms of presbyopia are that the equipment can be arranged circular around in approximately the same distance to the eyes.
Space efficiency by rounded corners of the desk:
Rounding the table tops allows a completely free placement of desks that can adapt even to difficult spatial conditions. It leads to: gaining more space efficiency, stress reduction through optimized privacy (Feng Shui), flexibility in the arrangement of the tables and creation of working groups, manifold diversity in planning and reserve for future workplace extensions. A sustainable furniture concept, optimized for restructuring, conversions and relocations in other rooms. Another positive design feature with regard to aesthetic interior design is the different optical effects (subtlety): Same size round shapes are perceived less voluminous than angular ones.
(Feng Shui) Psychological aspects to the topic of privacy and social integration
The Office is a busy place, which requires a harmonious atmosphere. The optimal design of an ergonomic workplace is geared to human needs. The sense of security in the form of a protected private area is essential for stress-free work and a basic prerequisite for informal communication and collaboration. The back protection, screening, and command (overview) position can be optimized by turning the desktop at any angle. The desk fit soft into the environment and lead to more dynamic movement and communication, while rectangular desks with its sharp and adjacent from achieve the opposite effect.
A meticulous and holistic design of the working environment, however, can promote creativeness and significantly contribute to the wellbeing of body and mind. This design also promotes productivity and innovation.
We direct our attention to the basic principles and contexts. This facilitates the generation of additional possibilities by means of integral individual office planning. Creative ideas and concepts of interior designers and architects and their effect on the health and capability of the individual and the entire team can be analyzed in advance using the Vital-Office® Concept.