Our history began in Thiene, a small town in the north east of Italy, during 1937. Estel was born as an artisan workshop specialized in the production of wardrobes. In the following thirty years, thanks to the talent of the founder Alfredo Stella, the company experienced a progressive growth: innovative products, distribution capacity and after-sales assistance made Estel well known throughout Italy.
Smart working, smart office, agile work, open space, liquid work, ergonomics ... (and so on and so forth!) Many concepts concerning a single theme: the modernization of the working environment aimed at offering to workers new tools to improve their productivity.In this article we would reveal what will be, according to Estel, the keywords regarding the office layouts in 2018!
In the last decade the workplace environment has been affected by a real revolution, a prelude to the birth of a new generation of office: the "Smart Office". Just observing this change it’s easy to realize that the working environment has start to transform into a sort of extension of the people who use to spend most of the day into office; this is evolution is an answer to an increasing need for functionality and efficiency, but also for the desire to work in a welcoming, pleasant and stimulating place.
Until the early 2000s offices have been focused just on employees’ ergonomic needs because their static work forced them to stay sit for long periods of time, stuck in front of a computer in personal workstation. In the last decade farsighted companies understood the importance of improving movement and communication between workers through the use of new furniture solutions and technologies; the study of a variety of case histories has demonstrate that employees can work better – and even for longer hours – in an environment with indoor and outdoor spaces that offer posture choices and encourage moving and interacting.
Any workeer know exactly how working atmosphere is important in an Office: the human factors (relationship, communication…) is probably the main hallmark, a feature nowadays strictly connected with the interior design. To create the best mood inside a modern workplace it’s important to evaluate the most recurring activities and choose, and place in the right place, specific furniture elements with peculiar charateristics.
A very common proverb tell that health comes from the inside: in Estel we believe that this adage can be not apply only for the human body but also for the corporate workplace. To offer the best performances employees should work in a positive environment designed to facilitate relationship and communication: our ideal Smart Office is an healthy and productive work environment where employees have options to decide where and how they want to work.
Dolly array it’s composed by armchairs, sofas and modular benches designed for common and sharing environments: the particular morphology of the backrest guarantees an excellent level of acoustic privacy. A great solution for open office furniture.
In modern society the whole population has become much more sedentary than the past: children, young people, adults and elderly people spend many hours of their day in front of television, smartphones, computers and tablets.
An interesting chat with the Tuscan architect Daniele Canuti, interior designer with a modern and creative approach and a long term experience on a wide range of Smart Office projects. With him we have clarified some key concepts on Smart Working, outlining some future scenarios for this ever-evolving world ...