Style takes the concept of collaborative office space one step further


Collaborative space is the latest buzz term in office design. Integrated and flexible, it serves individuals working alone to small groups getting work done yet remaining able to interact with others in the same location.

As a specialist in the creation of flexible room design, Style has devised an ingenious moveable wall system to accommodate collaborative office space in an extremely clever way.

A cluster of individual moveable wall panels act as magnetic writable white boards and offer the flexibility to create the feel of a small meeting room, or simply act as an ideas board for an informal meeting. Better still, with the facility to swivel round, they can be shared with adjoining groups, which is perfect for breakout sessions, brainstorms and impromptu gatherings.

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“This is a step forward from our traditional partitioning wall system,” explains Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director. “This is because a traditional moveable wall is quite linear, generally sub-dividing space across a room’s width or length.

“This ingenious system, on the other hand, offers complete flexibility to position the panels where you need them or cluster several together to add a degree of privacy whilst leaving a sense of openness. Perfect for the new trend in collaborative working.”

The new concept was triggered through a discussion with architects’ Sheppard Robson who were working with BW Interiors to create flexible, collaborative office space at IG Group in London.

With no solution on the market for their needs, Style went back to the drawing board to devise the new system, manufacture the panels and develop the technique for attaching the panels so that they could be locked, moved or pivoted as required.

“There is huge scope in the corporate and education sectors for this system, and we’re already seeing interest growing,” continued Julian. “In fact, we have already secured another immediate order from a major PLC in the City.”

For more information, please contact your nearest regional Style office.