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 is part of this change in the office world. The system is a way to prepare for the future. Unlike conventional furniture, Comma is an investment in a flexible office environment that can be continually redesigned.
Christian Grosen, Chief Design Officer, Vitra

A modular construction kit consisting of six elements

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. The screens that serve as back panels for shelf units, as partition elements or as privacy shields, are made from upcycled single-use plastic. They are Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ and contribute to acoustic damping.
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.


Top and base frames can be combined to form a module thanks to the simple mechanism at both ends of the horizontal beams. These so-called ‘claws’ are easy to use and lock into place. And because they interlace when attached, it is possible to install a succession of horizontal beams in a single straight line.

Hook-and-loop fasteners
Tables, shelves and screens are securely fastened to the horizontal beams using hook-and-loop fasteners. Quick and easy to attach, this allows users to construct and reconfigure Comma to suit to their changing needs.  

Diagonal Beam
The diagonal beams ensure the stability of each structure. Each end of the beam is equipped with a locking mechanism that requires no tools. However, for safety reasons, it can only be unlocked with a hex key.

Workstations and other tables can be equipped with power sockets and USB ports as needed through power strips and table top electrification modules.​The power strip is mounted anywhere on the horizontal beams using hook-and-loop fasteners. Cables are held in place using elastic cable ties and run neatly along the tubes; all elements have plug-in connections.

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