Kimball: Canopy makes open plan more adaptable

With the launch of its newest benching system, Canopy, Kimball takes open plan to another level.

Conceived by Primo Orpilla of Studio O+A and developed with the design team at Kimball, Canopy moves beyond conventional open plan benching to give each user a versatile work space that changes according to the needs of the moment.

Two decades of change in workplace design have taken us from closed-door offices and gray cubicle walls to the new frontier of open space. Now Canopy goes further with a workstation that adapts to the way people work instead of the other way around.

“If a career in workplace design teaches you anything, it is that people work differently depending upon their moods, the project or the progress of the day,” said designer Primo Orpilla. “I wanted to combine all the things you would need in an office in one workplace system.”

Important to the design of Canopy was a cleaner presence, but what makes it unique is the multiple ways it interacts with the workstations next to it. A complex menu of privacy panels, canopy panels, writeable surfaces, height adjustable surfaces, seating arrangements, accessory options make each station an all-purpose office.

“Canopy’s flexibility, high functionality and malleability was designed to address today’s demanding workplace needs. It is a response to how we work today. With its simple assortment of accessories, it gives users a high degree of customization. Canopy is an incredibly adaptable system that can be configured to meet the ever-changing needs of a wide range of end users,” said Primo.

“Canopy is a creative solution that elevates work styles, providing maximum flexibility with multiple work modes all within a smaller footprint. This forward-thinking solution is on creative pace with Kimball’s commitment to drive elevated experiences in today’s high energy, everchanging workplace,” said Wendy Murray, Director of Marketing at Kimball.

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