When O+A’s Primo Orpilla teamed with Kimball to produce the next generation workbench, he recognized a key component would be versatility. With more and more offices adopting a work-anywhere approach to space planning, the ability to change your location, to sit or stand, to work alone or with a team is something every user expects. Canopy put all of that—and more—in a single work unit.
Conceived by Primo Orpilla of Studio O+A and developed with the design team at Kimball, Canopy moves beyond conventional open plan benching to give each user a versatile work tool that changes according to the needs of the moment.
Variety is a key feature of the concept— the balance between collective and individual needs, collaborative and solitary work, the dictates of the morning and those of the afternoon. Canopy seamlessly combines utility with unexpected materials–exposed plywood edges, colorful work tools, wood truss accents, natural wool felt and a unique bungee display system–to create spaces that not only function but inspire.