Published on : Monday, May 29, 2017
German furniture brand Zeitraum was present at the Clerkenwell Design Week from May 23 to 25, where the company launched its new Rail collection. Designed by German studio Kaschkasch, the office furniture collection is made up of a series of modular products, each easily adapted to different work situations.
The main elements of the flexible system are long conference tables that can connect in a row depending on the amount of space needed. The furniture pieces are made from materials that evoke a homely feel, as opposed to the typical office style.
Kaschkasch designer Sebastian Schneider said, “What was clear for us was that we didn’t want to simply design another highly functional piece of office furniture, but rather a flexible system with a homely character. Rail should appear simple and casual – you should be able to easily add something, shift something, attach something, move it, or convert it to a large table.”
All tables are supported by trestle-style legs, which slide under the table into a T-shaped joint and can be easily removed thanks to a quick-release clamp. The continuous groove on the underside of the tabletop allows you to slide the trestles into any position, avoiding the problem of workers banging their legs when sat at their desk.
If rooms are awkwardly shaped, a further element of the collection, named Trapez, can be pieced together in different formations.
There is a series of acoustic tabletop screens that can be moved around, which shall give office workers a more quiet and private space. The screens can also double up as pinboards in use.
To keep the office looking tidy, Kaschkasch also developed cable management systems and power points that are integrated into the wood of the table.