Key facts

Product:
Acoustic shield tent
Family:
motu
Manufacturer:
Westermann >
Designer:
wd3 >
Architonic ID:
1544872
Country:
Germany
Launched:
2017
Manufacturer groups :
Room dividing-Space dividing systems >
Sou...-Sound absorbing freestanding systems >
Groups:
Room dividing-Space dividing systems >
Sou...-Sound absorbing freestanding systems >

Product description

trapezium
H: 1970 mm
W: 700 / 100 mm
circumference floor: 2710 mm

It is one of the oldest mobile homes and workplaces of mankind: the tent. We reinterpret it as a place for retreat and concentration, with new materials and new construction principles using self-standing, trapezoidal felt panels connected together with hinges, and we pitch it in the office landscape. Here, it provides space for a single workstation or a high table and undisturbed meetings. Four felt panels form a semicircle with a diameter of two metres on the floor level. By the inclination of the plates the sound is kept inside, creating an acoustically shielded shell in an archetype of architecture.

Product family

Concept

motu – work in motion

motu sets office furniture in motion. Motion matters! motu takes archetypal pieces of furniture as models and reinterprets their principal features in a refreshingly contemporary manner; reducing units to their core substance, re-equiping them with innovative technology; employing the latest materials. The basic design of the motu office furniture line allows for variability, is ever changeable and customisable, permitting and promoting motion – for the benefit of its users. Users are given freedom of spontaneous movement then, be it if they wish to work sitting down or standing up, on their own, or in teams; ergo, motu – work in motion.

motu – work in motion essentially then, is the impelling motivation behind wp office – products by westermann – the realisation of an office furniture line, to take the design company wd3 forward, bringing on board their collective conceptual experience; integrating know-how of room acoustics for instance, as a functional, integrated aspect of the furniture. Thus, motu offers greater design freedom to architects and upon which building engineering physicists may achieve greater scope by utilising the sound-absorbing qualities of the units. It goes without saying that contemporary technologies; such as, electronic furniture locks are standard and that the motu furniture family speaks a common design language.

motu – work in motion empowers its users. Motion matters! With potential for motion, perspectives and horizons open up, inspiring work. motu assists in the organisation of work with its highly versatile, mobile office structures, which can quickly be turned advantageously into more and more new, strikingly effective landscapes to work within. motu – work in motion.