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What was the design vision for Canopy?
The idea behind Canopy was to give a user a work area that is flexible to the various work styles we need today. The basic 30×60 benching system in most open plan offices allow for modest flexibility. With Canopy, you can meet, go from sitting to standing, access technology, handle accessories such as monitor lifts, and provide sound dampening and give some isolation. It allows every user the ability to sit and stand. The design speaks to simple and sustainable materiality. The furniture system has a variety of configurations as well as being a simple desk.
How do you feel it could fit in today’s evolving office environment?
As we have seen over the past couple of years workspace has become increasingly important to a company’s success. The human-centered elements of a workplace contribute to that success. Workstations and the accompanying pieces have not only a functional role, but are also a means of expressing a company’s philosophies and sensibilities. In the same way, Canopy’s thoughtful, simple design is not only functional but also communicates an expansive philosophy by bringing community and culture together in every day work.
What are your thoughts about working with Kimball Office and why now?
I think Kimball is looking at workplace from a human-centered approach. Their integration of technology for ease of use carefully balances aesthetics and functionality of a product. They are a highly regarded company and are known for manufacturing quality products. Quality and engineering are characteristics that define their brand. Canopy is defined by the tech industry user which has much to do with its original design and concept.
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