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Citizen Office, a Concept Reinventing a Common Day at the Desk

These new and innovative office furniture sets were designed by Vitra and are basically practical approaches to the concept of “Citizen Office”. This term was invented by the company in 1991 and taken to another level with the furniture collections below. Jo Kaiser (manager for the North American branch) gave a statement which summarizes the idea of the project: “we believe you should use an office like you would a city”. In other terms- more comfort while making the most of the available space. Here is further information from the company: “A Citizen Office encourages the occupants to work using a range of postures and to move within the office as much as possible. Working while standing or assuming various casual postures provides variety and relaxation while maintaining employee health. The Citizen’s Office takes us a step further than traditional ergonomics – physical activity is integrated with office etiquette in a natural manner. “

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Movable walls, conference tables with lockable storage components, acoustic neutralizers and room dividers are just a few components of this collection. Some of the “new offices” look quite inviting and could really give away a genuine homey and comfortable feel. Which design do you think has the most success? – via Co. Design

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  1. November 23, 2010

    Hello.
    The enclosed wedgey like furniture is a great idea. However, notice how the lap tops are all at an angle, but the seating is not. The result is that people will have to sit in a twisted posture, placing stress on the lower back. It would have been designed with the seating rotated a little.
    Please also note in the picture, the women are sitting with their legs crossed, whereas the men are not.
    This indicates that the ergonomics for women is not correct.

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