TeamUP is an ad-hoc micro workplace that brings people together but can also facilitate concentrated solo working. It forms independent working spaces and can be adjusted to individual requirements. TeamUP combines the mobility and functionality of a conference chair with the comfort of an armchair and the atmosphere of a private room.
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Exploring the possibilities: From trial and error to success
When a new concept is brought to life, it is important to test how every aspect can be made possible. In a study of ergonomics, ITO Design built several rough prototypes from only a few provisional pieces in order to simulate the usage: How well does the privacy shield work, is there enough space to sit comfortably and do the chairs collide with each other?
An especially critical factor in this project was the folding mechanism of the side wings. The vaulted space had to have a certain curvature and needed to consist of the right material that would not wear down easily. In addition, the cushion space was supposed to remain free of winkles in every folding state. It took many trials to solve these challenges.
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