As businesses look to return to work, De Vorm’s new collection ensures both physical distancing and safe circulation at the office
Dutch design firm De Vorm has just unveiled its AK Series as part of the brand’s new collection Soft Distancing, which is aimed at workplaces, schools and restaurants to help businesses design safer spaces.
Combining high-end production techniques and timeless aesthetics, De Vorm’s diverse offerings – which include customisable office furniture – provide comfort, affordability and enduring style that lasts the seasons.
As social distancing continues to shape the spaces we live and work in, De Vorm has created a flexible framework that allows people to connect and collaborate safely. Whether at the office, school or restaurant, the brand’s latest pieces create welcoming environments, be it collaborative spaces or single-occupancy work nooks.
“Regardless of all the transformations, we firmly believe that coming back to the office, school or restaurant has to remain a pleasant experience”, says De Vorm. “Nobody will feel that way in an empty, almost sterile place full of plexiglass, warnings and imposed separations. We need to create a soft and warm environment where everybody stays safe yet connected without feeling isolated.”
Offering an alternative approach to reconfiguring social environments, Soft Distancing serves as an example of how distancing at work can be both a safe and pleasant experience.
The firm’s AK Series, which comprises a range of flexible workplace dividers, is designed to help businesses implement the current distancing rules. Produced using PET Felt, the dividers not only create safer and aesthetically-pleasing working spaces, but the sound-absorbing material itself, also provides acoustic benefits.
The material, made from recycled plastic bottles, absorbs and reduces sounds in a room, making it suitable for multiple applications, such as partitions or walls.
With its gentle look and soft texture, the AK series – available in a variety of customisable options – implements the current distancing rules, while also serving users for years to come, thanks to its sturdy structure and high-end finishes.
PET Felt, meanwhile, is a more long-lasting, environmentally-friendly option compared to other materials or products, as the textile can be easily recycled even after long use, making it a great choice for those looking to design sustainable offices.
Suitable for creating subtle walking routes at the office, the dividers allow employees to easily follow the right path, but also reduce the chance of employees bumping into each other. At cafes or in public areas, Soft Distancing creates a sense of privacy without causing visitors or remote workers to feel boxed in.
Available in 11 PET Felt colours, as well as hanging and standing options, the AK Series allows employees to keep physical distance when needed and helps create peace of mind.
Improving both visual and acoustic privacy, De Vorm’s Soft Distancing collection positively changes workspace layouts to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
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