When individuals are brought together with a common goal in a space that meets their needs, we can improve the organization’s overall commitment and performance. In an increasingly complex and competitive world, space is more important than ever.
Steelcase and Alternativ Workspace Solutions help you create spaces that enhance the performance of your employees, teams and company.
Away from the Desk (AftD) is a soft upholstery system designed to answer the rapidly changing needs of the workplace as we migrate away from personal desks with their fixed and tethered technology towards shared, collaborative spaces and furniture.
AftD answers the need for more diverse configurations for both personal work and teamwork. Multiple specification options – for individual use, or for two, four or six people – can be further configured with larger, more open and more inclusivecollaborativeworking configurations at lounge, table or café height.
AftD’s high back design provides refined acoustic and visualprivacy, and offers an upright, ergonomically controlled seating position more reflective of a task seat posture. It also provides multiple specification options for large and small worksurfaces, and can meet a wide variety of power, data and monitor requirements.
With the help of our clients, their designers and specifiers, AftD is helping to transformofficeenvironments and workingpractices. And, just as the “Hoover” brand gave birth to the verb “to hoover” (though we wouldn’t dare to go as far as comparing their stories!), AftD has become an industry archetype, used as a verb to describe being able to work increasingly away from the desk.