Grove
An acoustic board and spatial division solution,
inspired by calming solutions in nature. 
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Project Furniture
Discipline  Industrial Design
Duration  10 Weeks 
Team 2 Members
Harvard studies reveal open office floor plans have decreased face-to-face collaboration, reduced productivity, and increased acoustic values.
How might we address the problems and pain points in modern open floor plans through furniture? 
OPEN OFFICE FLOOR PLANS
Impacted by permanent architectural floor plans
 
Reduced collaboration levels
 
Reduced productivity 
 
Lack of privacy
A major disconnect. 

"The benefits of being close to co-workers in open plan offices were offset by factors such as increased noise and less privacy."

Jungsoo Kim
University of Sydney
Research Study 
ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES
PRIVATE ENCLOSURE
MODULAR SPATIAL DIVISION
CALMING LIGHT
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NATURAL INFLUENCE
What do we gain from our surroundings? 

Reduced employee absenteeism

Improved health

Increased mood and feeling of well-being

Improved productivity

Increased employee engagement

Reduced stress levels

Mental restoration & reduced fatigue

Drawing inspiration from the natural environment, these acoustic panels represent the feeling of intimacy and enclosure when walking through a lush forest.
EARLY
IDEATION
MATERIAL
EXPLORATION
Material choice must be be viable to source for office spaces. Safety, easy maintenance, and environmentally friendly are top priorities.
FELT
CORK
MOSS
MYCELIUM
CONSTRUCTION
Introducing
Grove
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ADDITIONAL
WORK