SHIFT is designed for outdoor workspaces. It provides a seamless transition between informal collaboration and individual work. It can be easily modified to different positions, which allows people to sit actively and work comfortably. This work was exhibited at Haworth Showroom in New York in May 2019.
Sponsored by Haworth
Shift features two modes—upright position and lounge mode. It only takes one step to switch between different modes.
Shift can be arranged into configurations that support fluid interactions and spontaneous conversations across the entire space, keeping the office in a state of flow, where people are engaged, focused, and able to move freely between collaborative and individual work activities.
After ideation of the functions and the form, I used this paper mock up to validate the initial mechanism design, using 3 panels connected by hinges to achieve different sitting positions. The next step is to designing a frame to hold these panels nicely.
Presented at the Haworth Headquarters in Grand Rapids
Exhibited at Haworth Showroom in New York