This Easily-Moved Glass Partition System Creates a Privacy Space in Any Office
GlassCUBE, which launched at NeoCon this year, consists of an eight-foot-tall lightweight aluminum frame that carries tempered glass panels.
Conference rooms, phone booths, and private spaces are becoming increasingly important in open-plan offices, but designing these elements isn’t always as simple as it seems—each room requires its own HVAC and lighting, for example. And as organizational needs change, it is difficult to make adjustments without tearing down walls. “People use terms like ‘demountable partitions’ often, but do they actually ever demount and move them?” Edward Geyman, the CEO of Carvart, points out. “Those are all really secured to the ceiling and the floor.”
With that in mind, as Geyman’s company, which specializes in architectural glass and interior glass elements, made its foray into the contract industry, he realized that the solution was a truly flexible, freestanding glass structure that could be “easily installed by a furniture dealer.”
GlassCUBE, which launched at NeoCon this year, consists of an eight-foot-tall lightweight aluminum frame that carries tempered glass panels. It can be set up anywhere within an office, does not attach to the floor or ceiling, and does not need any specialized glazing installers to be set up. It provides the perfect privacy space and, since it is made of glass and is open at the top, requires no special lighting or ventilation systems.
Within this modular system, designers or facility managers can easily install shelving, marker boards, or monitor brackets. “We wanted to give just enough support and accessories where it can be used as a meeting room, a living room, a conference room, or just a touchdown space,” Geyman says. Further customization will soon be possible: Versions with built-in LED lighting and panels of different heights will be available in the near future.
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