Designed by Observatory

Ubi Work Tools

A benching setup supported by Ubi Work Tools, including mobile bag catches and desktop organisers.
 

A collection of tools that enable people to organise, personalise and work effectively

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 organising principles, the designs give people a new and richer experience of working.

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A Ubi Mobile Bag Catch containing earphones and a handbag.

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.

A benching setup supported by various Ubi Work Tools, including mobile bag catches, desktop organisers, and an attached shelf.

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.

A large white Ubi desktop organiser with a grey non-skid shelf holds books, a pencil cup, and two storage boxes.

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.

Product designers Cutter Hutton and Ayako Takase review a design drawing.

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 and how they use them to further their work.

“We both still have unique design voices, so there are times we have to work to convince each other of something, but the end result is a more interesting harmony. The outcome is a stronger design.”

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