The desk top spacing system is an innovative new mobile solution that is both safe and stylish
Melbourne-based architect and designer Zahava Elenberg has unveiled Clikclax, a new mobile system offering an innovative solution to the current challenges of physical distancing for workplaces and beyond.
Inspired by Playplax, the cult children’s construction toy from the 1960s and brainchild of part-time designer and teacher at the Hornsey College of Art, Patrick Rylands, Clikclax’s design takes its cues from the transparent coloured shapes of the toy.
An answer to staying apart while working together, Clikclax was initially born out of necessity, conceived as a bespoke post-pandemic return solution for the open-plan office of Elenberg’s furniture and fit-out company Move-in. Flexible and customisable, the system can be installed on desks, countertops and workspaces of varying sizes, while its easy customisation adds to the agility of most modern-day offices.
The system consists of a series of 10 interlocking Perspex sheets of varying shapes and sizes as well as six bases that all combine to create an easily assembled kit. Made in Australia from Perspex, Clikclax also comes in a range of colours to suit a variety of tastes and needs, from bright Flouro and hyper-minimal clear kits to customised options.
“Clikclax is a colourful, fun design-based answer to the deeply unimaginative sneeze-guards that have become ubiquitous since the arrival of Covid-19,” Zahava explains. “Not only has Clikclax been designed to enhance the look of a space, it’s also super fun to put together and infinitely customisable, with a life of its own — much like the game that inspired it.”
She adds: “Clikclax isn’t just for offices, it’s for any communal space; anywhere people want to come together but need to keep safely apart.”
“Clikclax is a verb as well as a noun,” Zahava says. “And my dream is to see people ‘Clikclaxing’ all over the world — in a range of situations, from offices and co-working spaces to schools and student accommodation, hotels, galleries and libraries, at communal tables in cafes and restaurants, and on floors for kids to play together, apart. I can also see Clikclax working on a larger scale, as people-sized partitions and wayfinding demarcations. There’s nothing we can’t click together,” Zahava explains.
Notably, the brand is also donating $5 from every online sale to one of a series of Australian charities, with the first month’s donations going to WWF’s Adopt a Koala appeal.
All images courtesy of Clikclax