The office system Comma follows the function and aesthetic of scaffolding, and can be reassembled in different configurations time and again, structuring the work environment as needed.

Product family


What had already been seen as a growing requirement in the office has gained further relevance as a result of the Covid pandemic: work environments must be easily adaptable to changing situations. This means more than just the addition or removal of workstations. Instead it signifies the ability to modify environments and their functions. The simplest solution is an open space that can be structured to suit changing needs. Vitra's answer was to develop the Comma office system. Comma is an expression of the dynamic spirit of a new generation of entrepreneurs, who wish to challenge the codes and rules of the 20th century and cannot relate to the traditional office layout. Comma follows the function – and aesthetic – of scaffolding. Consisting of a few individual elements available in a kit of parts, Comma can be easily configured into diverse structures that define the space and the work processes to be conducted. The system's frame elements are assembled using the so-called claw. The same set of parts can be reconfigured time and again thanks to the claw, with countless possibilities. The addition of table tops, electrification modules and other add-ons or accessories is quick and easy. Screens made of upcycled disposable plastic serve as the sound absorbing back walls of shelf units, or as privacy screens and partition panels. They are Cradle to Cradle certified. As Comma is reduced to only essential components and functions, users can apply their full creativity time after time and redesign the office environment best suited to their current requirements, without the need for additional tools. The system components are available in a light or dark colour scheme, and span widths from 40 cm to 2 m allow for extremely versatile constructions. Comma is therefore an ideal solution for the most varied spaces.