In this movie filmed at Clerkenwell Design Week, French designer Erwan Bouroullec tells Dezeen he believes offices need new dividing systems now there is much less storage for paper and books.
Speaking at Vitra's Clerkenwell showroom at an installation showcasing Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's Alcove furniture and a new office system currently in development called Workbays, Bouroullec explains that office spaces used to be divided up by storage.
But "storage is disappearing," he says. "We don't have real paper, we don't have real books, not in the quantity that we used to have."
The Workbays system Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec are developing, in which work stations are surrounded by soft fleece walls, is an attempt to re-privatise the working environment, Bouroullec goes on to explain.
"Instead of storage, we are creating a number of small enclosures in which you kind of nest, you disappear a little," he says.
"[What] we propose are, let's say, some elements that act as dividers in a way. But they're not as limited as a wall system. They're more about the function that is inside."
The music featured in this movie is a track called Octave by Junior Size, released by French record label Atelier du Sample . You can listen to more Junior Size tracks on Dezeen Music Project.
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