By playing with color and layering, it is possible to create hygienic workplaces, but without the typical hard and hospital image. The screen can even turn into a pleasant decorative element that enhances the existing office.
Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe who designed The Virus Workstation for Lensvelt call them “Furniture with a soul”.
Hans Lensvelt, director of Lensvelt, once again demonstrates his positive and proactive approach to the workplace: do you remember the amazing installations during the Salone del Mobile on 2016 and 2018 in Milan (Boring Collection and Nothing New)?
“As a result of the national lockdown, due to covid-19 this particularly difficult time and unprecedented situation has completely altered the way we live our day-to-day lives.
We all have to adapt to the new guidelines concerning working in a new and safe way. Therefore, we feel we need to acknowledge the crisis and add our contemporary contribution in our usual visually alluring manner”.
We have asked Niels Van Eijk and Mirjam Van der Lubbe to come up with a solution that fits all the needed requirements and at the same time resonates with our core values for a workstation that keeps you safe.
Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe are trendsetters, creators of a decisive imprint, are experts in concept development, product and spatial design. They are conceptual thinkers and no challenge is too daunting. They create the most meaningful designs, shape and animate any space or product for cultural institutions and companies with a sound awareness of the future. Even an anonymous “barrier” can come to life.
“In addition to other activities in idea development and innovative solutions large or small, we also regularly draw interiors for companies with 25 to 500 workplaces. So we often see how a workplace functions and how it is used. We believe in a functional workplace and everything has to be right.
But also like a twist: big or small. In recent weeks, we have seen a lot of ad hoc solutions that respond to the current and near future situation. – the designers quoted- This creates many unpleasant workplaces. Hard and clinical. By playing with color and layering, hygienic workplaces can be created from which the clinical does not drip and even form a pleasant addition to the existing office environment. Furniture with a soul”.
So –thanks to a skilful mix of color, transparencies, layers, patterns and gradients– this ergonomic sit-stand workstation, born in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, has a joyful mood and is able to transmit positive energy.