Printer and hardware stations
In an open-office landscape, enabled by the already ubiquitous wireless technologies, it is often more desirable to create central printer and hardware stations, rather than equipping each workstation individually.
In many offices, printers, photocopiers, and other hardware are fitted into a specially designed room which is sectioned off with semi-permanent partitions, or simply separated by screens from a lounge area, but it is possible to house all the necessary equipment in specifically designed printer and hardware stations.
For example, Carmen and Urs Greutmann Bolzern’s ‘LO Mindport Document Centre’ for Lista Office clusters all the necessary equipment related to printing, recycling, photocopying and waste disposal, and wraps it in a neat, panelled screen, keeping the noise and hustle away from the work floor and meeting rooms.
PearsonLloyd’s ‘Docklands | Service Dock’ for Bene is a similar printer and hardware station, offering all the necessary connections and storage, eliminating any unwanted visual clutter, while also harmonizing with the manufacturer’s collection of upholstered screens and table dividers.