Gunlocke’s Briefing™ Collection Offers Interactive Solutions for Touchdown/Huddle Zones and Small Conference Areas
Designer Mitch Bakker incorporates unique, recyclable mixed materials into full line of collaborative, interactive furniture that meets environmental certifications
Briefing™, The Gunlocke Company’s new collection of collaboratively focused furniture designed by Mitch Bakker of IDa Design, moves effortlessly beyond the four walls of large, formal conference spaces to fill the need for multi-functional and spontaneous collaboration and training furniture in a single collection. Available to order now, The Briefing Collection also has received several key environmental certifications, contributing up to six credits for LEED® 2009 and five for LEED® V4 certification.
The collection’s comprehensive line of furniture suits multiple layout needs, no matter the footprint, offering options that work well in both enclosed meeting spaces and open office environments. The collection features the following components:
Small- to medium-size conference tables in standard, bar and height-adjustable models.
Free-standing media wall that can be used as a demarcation of space to create or divide rooms in open environments or within a larger room. Measuring 24”D x 90”W x 84”H, the wall is ideal for housing a 60-inch, flat screen television. This area is external to a glass whiteboard and can slide 10 inches to the right or left.
Media table with an attached, 54-inch-wide media cabinet that supports up to a 50-inch, flat screen TV or monitor. The table is available in standard, bar and height-adjustable options.
Training and multi-purpose tables with a wide range of top shapes to create flexible setups. Tops include rectangular, trapezoid, half round and corners.
Personal laptop and occasional tables.
Credenzas, including shorter credenzas that can be used for benches in huddle settings.
Ancillary conference support elements such as hospitality, technology carts and whiteboards.
“Gunlocke has changed, and the new Briefing Collection is an excellent example of this evolution,” Bakker says. “Briefing’s design is interesting and intriguing, offering the widest range of materials options, aesthetics and price points, ever introduced by the company. The collection touches upon the true essence of collaboration and meetings without being overly elaborate.”
Wood plays a large role in this collection’s authentic personality and design, keeping in step with Gunlocke’s heritage of craftsmanship. Yet, Briefing also offers new materials incorporated as design options for table tops that are unexpected and innovative. These materials are a first for Gunlocke, and currently are exclusive only to the Briefing Collection. The new options include a durable, ½-inch solid-surface, matte-finish material; and high-texture, open-grain laminates, with a proximity to real wood that is as close as you can get to the real thing, providing a high-end texture and depth at a reasonable price point.
Other top options include standard Gunlocke wood or new back-painted glass. All tops are available in a variety of shapes with two edge options, knife or square.
Base choices for conference tables include an exclusive “ribbon” base in polished metal; Y or X leg base in polished metal; a half-taper cylinder in wood; and a rectangular miter corner that’s available in wood or paint.
Complementary small bases include the metal Y base in lounge, standard and bar heights; a “ribbon” Y base in lounge and standard heights and a full-taper base in lounge and standard heights.
Briefing’s technology options are designed to fit a wide range of applications, from smaller conferencing rooms down to a casual touchdown space. The collection offers the true form and function of an aesthetic integration of power and other tech components essential for any meeting. Its ports, ranging up to three with four outlets, depending on table size, offer a higher level of aesthetic integration and refinement, as they are incorporated into table tops in a floating moat-like design that allows cords to be located anywhere on the work surface. It’s visually cleaner and more flexible than traditional port options.
Durable, repairable and sustainable, Briefing’s mixed materials are easily separable and can be re-used, recycled or composted. As with all Gunlocke products, the entire Briefing Collection is level® 2 certified. It also boasts SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certification and FSC certified models are available.
For LEED® 2009, the collection offers contributions in MR Credit 2, 4, 5 and 7 and IEQ Credit 4.5. For LEED® V4, this new collaborative collection can contribute to MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Sourcing of Raw Materials (Option 2); MR Credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization: Material Ingredients (Option 1); EQ Credit: Low-Emitting Materials; and Pilot Credit for Social Equity with the Supply Chain.
Briefing also can be used to support projects going for the LEED Pilot Credit for Environmentally Preferable Interior Finishes and Furnishings (1 point), which is applicable to both LEED 2009 and LEED V4.
For more information about Gunlocke, contact 1-800-828-6300 or visit www.gunlocke.com.
Since 1902, The Gunlocke Company remains an industry leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of private office and collaborative contract furniture for professional services clientele, specializing in casegoods, seating and tables. The company carries forward a tradition of quality craftsmanship, technical expertise and features the Gunlocke Advantage – legendary support for dealers, architects, designers and their clients, all backed by the industry’s strongest warranty. The Gunlocke name is synonymous with lasting design integrity, uncompromising manufacturing excellence, and enduring substance that communicate status in meaningful ways. Nine U.S. presidents and leading decision makers in a range of industries have made the company’s products their choice.
Gunlocke invites its partners and customers to visit one or more of its showrooms, strategically-located for your convenience in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., as well as at its headquarters in Wayland, New York.