Suivez le guide \ 5AM

• April 24, 2012

This concept was designed for a design competition organized by the province of West Flanders.The assignment was to fill up a large empty space (+ – 900m2), which is in the middle of several offices, with furniture where the users could gather. These offices are let to young starting companies.

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Suivez le guide, image courtesy 5AM © ThomasDeBruyne

Given these existing offices are quite static, we looked elsewhere. “Suivez-le-guide” breaks with the conventions in the field of office furniture. It is a response to the demand for other ways of working and communicating.

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Suivez le guide, image courtesy 5AM © ThomasDeBruyne

“Suivez le guide” is a series of 7 volumes of plywood, with an acoustic felt on the inside wall,which does also functions as a bulletin board. Each box allows the user to practice another activity.

  • Advalvas: a box where users have their mail boxes, but also can make announcements
  • rest: a box where people can rest in a completely enclosed space
  • (flex) work: here you can perform your deskwork, alone or with two
  • meeting: a big box for 6-8 people for informal meetings
  • relaxation: bingo golf, darts and a bar.
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Suivez le guide, image courtesy 5AM © ThomasDeBruyne

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Suivez le guide, image courtesy 5AM © ThomasDeBruyne

Each box got its steel frame on wheels and is mounted on a rail. Users can move the boxes to create other / more functions. Like this they can create larger meeting places, intimate workplaces, joint relax areas, …

+ Project facts

Suivez le guide
Spanjestraat 141, 8800 Roeselare, Belgium

Design: 5AM | http://www.fiveam.be/
Press text : Suivez le guide
Completion: April 2012
Pictures : © ThomasDeBruyne

+ All images courtesy 5AM

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Category: Design, Furniture