Cube_S | Workstation di Bene
Cube_S | Workstation
Bene’s new CUBE_S workstation programme is an intelligent answer to new work cultures. Thanks to modular components, workstations and storage can be combined in multiple ways within an open-plan office. At the fore are the efficient use of space, flexibility and comfort for employees.
Change remains one of the most important constants in our modern knowledge-based society. New tasks mean changes not only in workflows, but also in the requirements placed on space efficiency, time management and organisational synergy within a company. One option for satisfying all of these parameters is the open-plan office. “Open office landscapes have several advantages”, explains Viennese designer Christian Horner. “However, classic workplaces and storage furniture do not have an adequate response to the requirements of Smart Working. Solutions are often improvised and adapted on a makeshift basis.”
Bene’s new CUBE_S programme offers an alternative that is both functional and aesthetic. It was developed solely for the requirements in open space, to condense the space needed for people and office materials into a formally minimalist, homogeneous unit. CUBE_S is a modular workstation unit, an efficient and comfort-enhancing combination of storage space and workstation that can be integrated into compact layouts. Usability from both sides and flexible connection options are foremost: The special feature enabling the storage area to be connected on the sides means not only that comfort is maximised, it also gives users the necessary freedom to organise their workplace individually.
Storage with additional facilities
“The advantage of CUBE_S is that the storage space fulfils several functions at the same time”, explains designer Christian Horner. “It’s a cabinet, shelf, storage unit and room divider all at once. Viewed from this perspective, CUBE_S is storage furniture for a new generation, providing screening elements and privacy at the same time.” Integrated compartments and docking options for charging devices within the employee’s reach provides the necessary infrastructure at the workplace. A cable compartment with add-on outlets in the cabinet further promotes organisation. The overall structure allows cabling of the complete configuration with just one power and network connection for several workstations.
Along with the usual storage, CUBE_S consists of variably combinable desk modules, partitioning elements and pinboards. The design is pure and simple. The wealth of details offered by CUBE_S is clear at the first glance: a slim, timelessly elegant profile plus carefully designed shadow gaps make CUBE_S seem light despite its volume. A specially developed colour system that is oriented toward the entire setting instead of just the individual furnishings makes individualisation easy. Along with basic colours in melamine, different decors, veneer surfaces, fabrics, and clear and satinato glass are also available. The handles are made of anodised aluminium.
Like working in a cockpit
The cabinet modules are available in six different heights – from the lowest design at desk height, to lectern height, to complete visual shielding at an element height of 172 centimetres. This enables you to achieve the desired degree of screening without limiting the transparency of the Open Space. While people who stand or walk by still see an open office and its associated advantages of visual communication, there is a protected atmosphere around the workplace that facilitates concentration on what is essential. It’s like sitting in a cockpit. Depending on preferences and the need for communication, storage furniture can also be configured with openings and views. This allows individualised adjustment of transparency to nearby neighbours.