Stylex Creates & Defines Space with the Still Screen Collection by Fig40
A Mobile Architectural Solution for the Workplace and Beyond
Commercial furnishings expert Stylex is thinking to the future office with its new, flexible space solution, Still, designed by Fig40. Offering the functionality of a traditional panel system with an extra touch of tailored elegance, Still provides separation with an approachable aesthetic in open-plan environments. As North America looks at a return to the workplace, Still offers a usable and safe design solution with the ability to adapt alongside the office, hospitality, education, and healthcare spaces and their occupants.
“Public spaces, including the workplace, have a need for flexible space solutions that accommodate a range of setups moving forward,” says Randi Pastrovic, Vice President of Marketing, Stylex. “Still functions as ‘mobile architecture,’ not constricting space, but creating it in different forms and arrangements. The introduction of an accessible, slightly understated, screen such as Still is a natural extension of Stylex’s rich manufacturing and material capabilities.”
The collection is as much an interior element as a thoughtful intervention, increasing productivity by removing visual distractions and creating partially to fully enclosed spaces with optional integrated power for solo and group activities. The result is a product with multiple uses, including reduction of visual distractions and noise as well as the enforcement of greater social distancing and direction of traffic circulation. Adds Lee Fletcher, Co-Founder of Fig40, “With Still, we wanted to make a product that creates a sense of place. The success of so much architecture is defined by proportion, rhythm, the quality of material, and light. Still approaches furnishings from this perspective; the sense of proportion, varied aperture through slatted windows and varied heights and composition possibilities, all remain.”
Still takes its inspiration from architecture with an emphasis on light, proportion, rhythm, and materials. Screens may stand solo for visual clarity or in layers to achieve a desired look and differing levels of privacy. The collection also offers opportunities to break up benching or desking, create space divisions among groups of people or departments, set up back-to-back for small breakout meeting rooms, or even offer a more social approach with an L cove as a respite from general office space. Each sculptural panel comes standard in four widths and three heights—48”, 59”, and 70”, measurements thoughtfully chosen to provide varying levels of cover for seated and standing occupants. To increase transparency and allow airflow, screens may be specified with windows made from slatted oak or walnut. They also may be finished with rounded or squared corners. Integrated power supports audio-visual conferencing and touchdown work. The result is a product with multiple uses, designed to address the evolving needs of office, hospitality, education, and healthcare environments.
Upholstery options provide further customization, with options ranging from refined woven textiles to bleach-cleanable fabrics. The panel’s metal feet may be powder-coated in an array of 26 colors to coordinate with the upholstery. Still is tackable where the specified fabric allows and is BIFMA and LEVEL-certified.
ABOUT STYLEX: For over 60 years, Stylex has produced furniture for the modern workplace with careful consideration given to balancing aesthetics, performance, value, and service. A design driven, inventive spirit has led the company to collaborate with top designers, delivering furniture pieces that add beauty and function to any space. Stylex designs all its products for a long, useful life by using quality materials that foster durability and sustainability. For more information, visit at www.stylexseating.com.
ABOUT FIG40: Fig40 is an industrial design studio driven to develop relevant, sustainable and award-winning products that inspire collaboration – collaboration between people and collaboration between design and manufacturing. The outcome is a designed product that is not only engaging and relevant but also a solution for bringing people together in organic and deliberate ways.
Fig40 was founded by Lee Fletcher and Terence Woodside, an industrial design and engineering team who believe that exploring how design impacts people and process, and how process impacts design is worth spending time on. Fig40 is based in Toronto. Its products are found all over the world.