Beta configurations combine three basic components: backbones, desks and accessories. The backbone is a metal structural module of 120 cm in length that provides the base on which the many functions and characteristics of the Beta system are built. The backbone serves as container, display unit and support for accessories, and also carries the integrated cabling. The desks are conceived as platforms on which people can work individually and collectively. As the number of elements increases, so too does the number of possible system configurations, from the most concentrated to the most evolved.
This sort of continuous evolution is the reason behind the introduction of free standing and desk sharing versions as means of creating ever more flexible and user friendly office spaces. Islands are dedicated no longer to individual tasks but to complete workflows, organised in a purposefully horizontal, non-hierarchical manner.