As the world slowly approaches a feeling of normalcy, it occurs to me to go back to the office. Unless you were an essential worker, most likely at the start of the pandemic you were sent home to work indefinitely. The more people get vaccinated, the more companies open up and try to find their way into a new world, as there may be some social distancing for a while. That means open office plans need to be reconsidered to ensure that everyone’s health and safety are paramount. Instead of starting from scratch, brands like De Vorm develop thoughtful solutions for offices, schools and restaurants that bring people back together and protect them through soft distancing.
Soft distancing is a form of social distancing, but instead of sterile, impersonal settings with plexiglass, a softer approach emerges thanks to De Vorm’s AK series. The AK series includes flexible hanging and standing partitions made of PET felt made from recycled bottles. Not only do they offer privacy and distance to colleagues, the AK series partitions also have excellent sound-absorbing properties, which are often required in busy work areas and restaurants. The dividers are available in 11 PET felt colors and are a sustainable option that can be recycled after long-term use. Color options for PET felt: dark gray, light gray, beige, brown, pink, navy, turquoise, olive, dark green, green, and yellow.
AK 1 is a workplace divider that can be mounted on any standard table top, and AK 2, also a workplace divider, but with an integrated lamp, which is supplied in a hanging or standing version.
The AK 3 + 4 Workplace Dividers are available in two sizes – 160 and 180 cm wide – and both are available as hanging and standing versions.
The AK 3 + 4 room dividers are high panels that can be used to create flexible walls if necessary. They are available in two sizes – 160 and 180 cm high – and in hanging and standing versions.