In 2012, Teknion previewed Interpret for the office furniture world to see. They promptly won a “Good Design” award for this modern desking system. One of the most prevalent features you’ll see if you click through the idea gallery is that these workspaces are designed to incorporate dividers down the middle. Teknion doesn’t simply expect workers to hide behind a large computer monitor to avoid uncomfortably prolonged eye contact with the person sitting across the benchtop. That’s a deliberate feature since Interpret offers, “varied levels of privacy through a range of screen heights.”
The manufacturer also takes into the account the backlash against the totally open office space. “Interpret is unique as it can be used to create open benching or desking environments, or more privacy-focused, enclosed panel-like environments.” Yep, the manufacturers are starting to realize that cubicles are still here to stay.
We have to admit, it looks pretty fab. However, we have a much less expensive and even more flexible option that would let you retrofit any worksurfaces (including your existing cubicles) for greater privacy. Check out our full line of universal privacy panel products here.