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Lista Office wins Red Dot design Award for new office "pods"

The Lista Office Mindport LO Touch Down unit
The Lista Office Mindport LO Touch Down unit
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Lista Office Mindport LO Work Lounge
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Lista Office Mindport LO Work Lounge
Lista Office Mindport LO Document Centre
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Lista Office Mindport LO Document Centre
Lista Office Mindport LO Meeting Point
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Lista Office Mindport LO Meeting Point
Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
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Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
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Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
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Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
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Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
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Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
Lista Office LO Mindport Think Tank
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Lista Office LO Mindport Think Tank
Lista Office LO Mindport Team Butler
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Lista Office LO Mindport Team Butler
Lista Office LO Mindport Think Tank
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Lista Office LO Mindport Think Tank
Lista Office LO Mindport Range
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Lista Office LO Mindport Range
The Lista Office Mindport LO Touch Down unit
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The Lista Office Mindport LO Touch Down unit

Lista Office has been awarded a prestigious Red Dot design award for its Mindport interior furnishing system. Designed to counteract the tedium and tyranny of the typical open-plan office cubicle system these colorful "pods" come in a range of designs for different office functions - providing an antidote to the massed ranks of identical work-stations. Lista Office also picked up an award for its “LO One” cabinet system.

The Mindport system consists of six units at the moment: LO Touch Down is a triangular unit enclosing three individual workstations; LO Work Lounge is in the style of restaurant banquette seating for group discussions or even having lunch; LO Think Tank is an enclosed cube for private discussions or client meetings; LO Meeting Point is a cube with fast-food style high tables and backrests for informal meeting and coffee breaks; LO Document Centre is an open cubicle for print and copy stations; and LO Team Butler is basically a coat rack.

Lista Office LO Mindport Range
Lista Office LO Mindport Range

One can imagine being able to build a flexible and fun office environment using these basic building blocks. To quote Lista Office: “The independent furnishingsystem offers different workspaces for meetings and communication, areas of focus, forthe individual or groups, concentration and expansion. According to the research project‘Human Building’, 70 percent of employees feel disturbed in the work environment and 78 percent believe the offered space is inadequate for optimal work.”

The LO One cabinet system, which was also awarded, consists of a range of clean-lined storage units with tambour-style doors (tambour doors roll around the side or top of a cabinet). The doors can be digitally printed allowing for individual decorative schemes.

Lista Office LO One Cabinet System
Lista Office LO One Cabinet System

Started by Dr. Peter Zec in the 1950s, the Red Dot awards have grown into an international design institution, with rolling exhibitions in Essen, Germany and Singapore. Over 14,000 designed items are entered for judging every year.

Source: Lista Office

3 comments
Ct
The furniture is nice, but all the pods look like Tupperware refrigerator storage containers. Hope they are all bullet proof as anyone who has top work in one of those lifeless containers will soon go postal and start taking out co-workers.
nutcase
Looks exactly like something from a Dilbert cartoon. Where's Bob the Dinosaur when you need him?
limbodog
If I were expected to perch on those uncomfortable looking seats, unable to straighten my legs and having two coworkers looking right in my face for 8 hours a day, I think I'd take a long leap out the top story window. Why is even the smallest bit of privacy not taken into consideration by designers and the office planners? Is human dignity that expensive?
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