There is a huge amount of speculation in the workplace architecture and design world about the ‘future of the office’, ‘return to work protocols’ and of course the ‘new normal’ – but what this fails to address is the key issue of how people are actually working right now.
The We Can WorKit Out (WCWO) website from Chief Creative Officer Colin Macgadie and Creative Directors Adam Childs and Jorge Mendez-Caceres is a straight-forward resource to help people find solutions that could make home working easier, without turning them into the worst examples of office design. Through offering practical solutions from the creative team at BDG, WCWO unlocks the potential of working from home, room by room, without the need for dedicated space or requiring a home to look like an office. WCWO highlights a range of potential ‘WorKits’: each thoughtfully curated from a collection of products produced by some of the world’s leading manufacturers to turn domestic spaces into effective workplaces.
The settings are combined with the latest thinking and statistics on workplace design, to help individuals create a space in their home that is conducive to work without sacrificing style. The WorKits include the Sofa, Kitchen, Bedroom, Study as well as an Essential selection. Brands that feature on WCWO include Anglepoise, The Collective, Humanscale, String, USM, Vitra and Workstories.