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Step into the virtual world to create the ideal office

Paving the way for the post-pandemic office is Wilkhahn. With their new study, ‘Human Centered Workplace,’ the global company provides powerful insights on the new era of work through a range of products designed to encourage growth and productivity in the evolving workplace.

While flexible working arrangements and virtual events have become part and parcel of our lives, the retail sphere has had to evolve its business practices as well in the wake of a pandemic that has ravaged much of the sector.

The online space has provided businesses with an opportunity to still sell their products, but there are a select few brands that look beyond the mere product descriptions and virtual cart. Wilkhahn has opened its showrooms in a new, virtual world, accessible around the world 24/7. The office furniture specialists’ London and Sydney showrooms, as well as their Bad Münder headquarters are now open for business right in front of your eyes, whether it be on a computer screen or a VR headset, the latter of which Wilkhahn have specially prepared for.

The ability to scour Wilkhahn’s showrooms from the comfort of your own home doesn’t mean that you will go it alone.

If you contact the respective location, someone will be on hand to guide you through room by room and be able to provide extensive information about all of their products. Despite not setting foot in the actual showroom, Wilkhahn is passionate about bringing the full showroom experience to every individual within the comforts of their own home through this immersive, informative and client-driven tour. 

As a pioneer in understanding paradigm shifts within the commercial landscape, Wilkhahn recently teamed up with Munich-based practice 1zu33 to deliver the Human Centered Workplace. This collaborative study incorporates the trends of the post-pandemic workplace to deliver a practical, valuable and productive office that centres around four core principles; Identity, Purpose, Wellbeing and Collaboration.

Wilkhahn effectively ‘rated’ certain workplaces on their proficiency regarding these principles, and as a result have been able to shape the ideal office for the coming future. An office that encourages camaraderie and teamwork. An office that encourages downtime, and a space that is flexible and can change on a whim. An office that effectively pulls employees away from the home setup due to its ability to help one thrive within a working context.

With this in mind, the company’s extensive furniture selection has been crafted to reflect the principles of the Human Centered Workplace. Wilkhahn’s customisable furniture gives employers the ability to personalise the office to their individual needs and preferences, ensuring that every employee can feel a sense of ownership and enrichment in their space. More than meets the eye, Wilkhahn’s products look beyond its function and form by delivering a range of products that ultimately create spaces that encourage growth, mindfulness, productivity and health and wellbeing. 

Wilkhahn paves the way with a refreshed blueprint to guide us through this new era of the office. Access Wilkhahn’s virtual showrooms now via your computer, phone or VR headset.

For more information regarding the showrooms or the Human Centered Workplace concept, make your way over to wilkhahn.com/blog/virtual-showroom-tours/.

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