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Ubi Work Tools

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Ubi Work Tools

Product Story

Any work area takes an active role in supporting what people do when they add items from the Ubi Work Tools portfolio. Individuals can arrange—and rearrange—the portfolio’s assortment of tools to suit their personal preferences and workstyles. Based on research into organizing principles, the designs give people a new and richer experience of working.

Ubi Work Tools

Designed for the Person

We created Ubi Work Tools around an understanding of people. In support of each individual’s work essentials and lifestyle items and informed by the way people move and operate within their workspace, Ubi Work Tools provide a rich experience for the individual.

Ubi Work Tools

Suited for Many Styles

Depending on one’s owned items and the tasks being performed, the individual can assemble Ubi Work Tools accordingly. Whether a workspace is owned or used on a drop-in basis, the portfolio allows each individual to feel at home while in the office and receive support for work activities that further efficiency.

Ubi Work Tools

Zoned for Optimal Placement

With an understanding of how compact spaces can feel efficient and supportive, the designers at Observatory developed the Ubi Work Tools portfolio with optimal placement in mind. The portfolio allows the individual to maintain spatial efficiency and visual hierarchy within his or her work area while contributing to a sense of ownership.

Bag Hook

Bag Hook

The Bag Hook is offered as a surface clamp (which can be installed without tools) or a fixed version (which attaches to the underside of a surface), presenting accessible bag storage that matches the posture of the individual.

Mobile Bag Catch

Mobile Bag Catch

The user-movable Mobile Bag Catch provides convenient bag storage, an adjustable shelf, and ample space for personal items.

Slim Screen

Slim Screen

The Slim Screen provides boundaries between people while enabling the individual to organize and display personal objects with the help of the Magnetic Document Clip.

Organizers

Organizers

The Small Organizer and Large Organizer activate the zone to the left or right of the individual, orient documents vertically with the help of the Bookend, provide boundaries, and power devices with the USB Module.

Attached Shelves

Attached Shelves

Mounted to the back edge of a surface, the shelves offer additional storage space and can be rearranged without the use of tools. The optional backdrop enables notebooks and reference documents to be oriented vertically, freeing up the surface of the desktop.

Freestanding Shelf

Freestanding Shelf

Designed to optimize the inside of an open storage unit, the Freestanding Shelf provides a layered surface for storing items.

Monitor Platform Shelf

Monitor Platform Shelf

The Monitor Platform Shelf raises freestanding monitors off the surface and provides an area for desktop tools to reside.

USB Module

USB Module

Able to attach to any part of a desk, organizer, or shelf, the USB Module allows users to conveniently charge mobile devices.

Cable Cleat

Cable Cleat

The cleat manages the appearance of computer cords by attaching them to a desk or screen.

Name Tag

Name Tag

The Name Tag is designed to help employees find their colleagues with ease.

Design Story

Working with the design firm Observatory, we created Ubi Work Tools around an understanding of people. In support of each person’s work essentials and lifestyle items and informed by the way people move and operate within their workpoints, Ubi Work Tools provide a rich experience for the individual.

We started with people and studied their work activities. To an understanding of these activities, we added a consideration of the types of tools people use—from analog to digital, from mobile to stationary—and how they use them to further their work.

With an understanding of how compact spaces can feel efficient and supportive, we developed the Ubi Work Tools portfolio with optimal placement in mind. The portfolio allows the individual to maintain spatial efficiency and visual hierarchy within his or her own work area, while contributing to a sense of ownership.

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