Friday, March 6, 2009

topo desking system by Metro

topo desking system by Metro

I like Metro because they always make products that are difficult to categorize. Topo is just such a product - a system that has elements of traditional panel based systems, desk systems, and casework lines. The results are not cubicles, yet they can build the enclosure and privacy that you usually gain from a traditional cubicle. More pictures, discussion, and link below the fold.

topo desking system by Metro

Topo's work surfaces are desk like, with legs and a freestanding appearance, yet they are integrated with storage pieces and partition walls. All of these elements take on a transformed appearance. Storage is not the usual file cabinet or desk pedestal. They mix open shelves with doors and drawers, hang suspended from partitions. The partitions feature obscuring glass panels, and sliding expanders pull out of the partitions to make more privacy.

topo desking system by Metro

The mobile elements introduce a day to day re-configurability that really is ideal for some office workers who feel confined by a static workplace, and its not a jumble of rolling parts for others who work better in a stable setting. The visual appearance of the system reads like an assemblage of separate parts so it overcomes the negative vibe of endless bland cubicles. As with most system furniture from the big manufacturers there is an extensive line of accessories, many of which by fastening to the panel allow the worker to get some items off the work surface - something I always feel is key to allowing you to spread the work at hand.

topo desking system by Metro

Do visit the website and look into the details. There are more interesting bits and pieces that I've not posted here.

Topo desking system by Metro

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