the adaptable office
for watson, a pacific northwest manufacturer of furniture for commercial workspaces, cia led the product design, product development and marketing teams bringing adaptable solutions from benchtop to market.
inside the largest enterprises, employee churn and change management are daily realities for facility managers. furniture that adapts easily to meet individual requirements eases the challenge.
M2 designed and manufactured by watson. product design and development team: dan novak, rob lanfear, jacob baron-taltre
a freestanding collection of desks, storage and privacy screens for the open plan. power distribution is contained in a freestanding panel wall with upper glass divisions.
simple tools adding user privacy and personalization to a desk is achieved with a clamp-on privacy screen or whiteboard. a steel tool tray sits upon the screen's clamp face and is secured in place with magnets. this method is universally applied to the company's varied desk lines.
7, a height adjustable workdesk designed and manufactured by watson. product design and development team: dan novak, rob lanfear, trevor simon.
the sedentary nature of computer work benefits from the ability to change the height of one's desk and chair. for large organizations managing the individual needs of a workforce, height adjustable furniture addresses the diversity of human scale.
m2o designed and manufactured by watson. product design and development team: rob lanfear, jacob baron-taltre.
a modular desk and casegoods line for private offices with a focus on a clean, simple kit of parts.
zo storage line designed and manufactured by watson. product design and development team: dan novak, rob lanfear, mack reinstra.
a storage line for the commercial workplace, zo is a product platform that allows customers to configure as needed.
zo in details with each iteration of the product, the design team focused on simplifying and refining details.
Ingredient-driven design and sustainable manufacturing
watson is recognized as washington state's greenest manufacturer and recipient of the US Evergreen Award.
• cases are made from 100% post-industrial engineered wood from wood waste sourced the pacific northwest
• privacy screens are recyclable paper fiberboard
• tack screens are recycled and recyclable polyester textile
• case finishes are greenguard-certified laminates
• powder-coated steel base is 100% recyclable with >80% recycled content
• steel drawer bodies are powder-coated in powder reclaimed from the spray process
work tools designed for watson with quint andrae. organizing tools in single piece bent sheet metal for slat wall applications.