Climate desks are endlessly flexible – able to be moved and manipulated via their connecting channel. Climate allows you to form and reform the workplace by adding, removing or changing elements and altering layouts with ease.
Climate tabletops are available in a variety of shapes to suit any interior. Choose from 12 options including round or rectangle, or more contemporary options such as skittle or kite.
Designed by architecture firm LAVA and fashion designers Akira Isogawa and S!X, a range of 19 markers accompany Climate desking. Acting as a screen between workstations, Climate’s markers allow for individualisation and control of privacy amongst team and working zones. With the range including fabric, timber, pinnable, whiteboard and textured options, all markers can be easily moved and shifted from the workstation’s channel.
Unique to the system is Climate’s core assembly and channel. The channel neatly supports accessories and the related cabling required so that work tools can be kept off the table. And a wide selection of highly engineered electrical accessories maintains all data, power, lighting and cabling requirements neatly. Choose from cable wraps, swivels or catchers to keep cords in place. Electrical accessories include light, monitor, power, voice and data slides, which effortlessly connect to, and slide along the channel for ease of use.
The Climate accessory range includes various smart storage solutions that connect seamlessly to the Climate system, including magazine holders, shelves, stationery organisers and bag hooks. A collection of soft architecture products also complements the range, with Soft Boundary – a freestanding barrier – and a modesty blanket for the underside of the workstation.
Climate began as a conversation in 2002 between Peter Schiavello and Peter Geyer of interior design firm, Geyer Design. With input from a team of specialists including ergonomists and acoustic, lighting and engineering consultants, Climate’s philosophy derived from extensive research into the change-intensive environments that clients must progressively grow and respond to.
After undertaking a series of workshops with futurist Susan Oliver, a visualisation of what the workplace would look like in 10 years was created. “We then had a number of outcomes which helped us to understand that we, as an organisation and an industry, needed to better understand people and psychology in order to create spaces that allow the best outcomes for people,” Peter Schiavello says.
As a result of the collaboration, Schiavello employed its first workplace psychologist and initiated an in-house research team, which led to a new style of product – something that was far more malleable than typical workstations that were available. This resulting product was Climate, a solution that responds to current workplace trends and anticipates those of the future. Through Climate’s malleability and product breadth, it is a business tool that fosters greater personalisation and empowerment to individuals and teams. Released in 2010, Climate is still one of the most malleable products of its kind in the world today.
Climate was designed through a collaboration of some of the most renowned design minds – Peter Geyer, Peter Schiavello and a team of advisors across design and specialist fields, including fashion designer Akira Isogawa, colour futurist Giulio Ridolfo, ergonomist David Caple, acoustic consultant Marshall Day and the Schiavello Design Studio. Supporting innovative design solutions and thinking, Climate allows personal expression, constant evolution, scalability and ease and speed of use.