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Dancing Office

“With Dancing Office, we have the ideal infrastructure for responding to the new situation.”

Swiss designer and architect Stephan Hürlemann has adapted his studio to the new normal – with the aid of the Dancing Wall. He developed this system of mobile multi-functional wall elements together with Vitra as a tool for agile working.

Now that we are gradually returning to the office, we face the danger of falling back into old patterns and behaviours. It’s easy to forget about keeping your distance. For this reason, it was clear to Stephan Hürlemann that they needed to rearrange their studio. The interior architecture should help to automatically maintain the necessary distance and feel safe. That’s not achieved just by putting tape over every other workstation. With Dancing Office, they have the ideal infrastructure for responding to the new situation.

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Dancing Wall

The basic function of Dancing Wall is that of a mobile partition that can be used to flexibly divide offices into zones, while providing vertical work space. It consists of a metal frame, which can be equipped in various configurations: as a bookshelf, TV unit, cloakroom, plant wall, or as a room divider with removable whiteboards and pinboards. The design also allows for the integration of power cables and functional accessories, which can be custom specified to suit the company's needs.

Clad with solid wood panels, the base of the Dancing Wall carries sufficient weight to be extremely stable despite the short length of the lateral castor extensions, while remaining easy to move around.

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