Adieu to fixed workstations. New trends for the workplace.

How the way we work changes. In a time in which everything is fast, change is too. Desk sharing has replaced fixed desks while hyper-connectivity enables us to work anywhere. While design becomes human centric and the user reclaims spaces.

Finding your own dimension every day is now what happens in new work placements where everything becomes human centric, designed for the user by maximising comfort, from the ergonomics of the workplace to the right light, based on circadian rhythms, if possible. And the design adapts and increasingly fulfils the needs of the individual, thanks also to the development of new technology that allows total interaction between objects and people.

Where Gen Z works.

Gen Z business travellers are constantly on the move and always connected. You can easily get in touch with them wherever they are. They are digital natives, multitaskers and constantly looking for work and personal incentives. Their professions are flexible: they can work remotely, exploiting current technology which makes this possible. And what they want is to work in a multi-functional space in which they can socialise and meet new people. Hybrid hubs which combine multiple functions, allowing for different experiences in the same place.

Flexibility is the name of the game.

Space thus becomes multi-functional, organised for moments identified by different types of workstations which also allow a different degree of socialisation. These days, you can also work in the coffee area, the lines are getting blurred, areas for informal meetings are multiplying with comfortable lounges and excellent acoustics thanks to high-backed sofas. Hot desking prevails. Today I am here, tomorrow over there on long, technological counters.

Multi-functional spaces for the hyper-connected digital native.

Via Copernico – Head Designer: Alessia Garibaldi, marco Vigo, Giorgio Piliego


From workplace to smart place. Stand up and work.

Individual office spaces are getting smaller; everything is becoming more liveable. Once upon a time, not so long ago, companies who produced office supplies had huge, impressive, traditionally representative furniture catalogues. Managers’ desks, usually in dark wood, were over two metres long. Individual desks measured 160 cm. Everything is smaller now; desks measure 140 cm and managers also participate in co-working. But the real innovation is that everyone can choose the best desk height, thanks to artificial intelligence and you can even work standing up. Ergonomic studies demonstrate, in fact, that sitting down for too many hours is bad for your posture, so stand up and work instead.



CBRE headquarters – Amsterdam

A multi-award winning example. Revamping an inner city garage becomes the icon of a new way of working. Green spaces, light and flexibility are the basis of the project where open space is divided into functional areas. The Core is separated into four different areas which allow different methods of organising work. From the library to the coffee area and the client lab to hot desking: flexible spaces which adapt to the user.

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Project | CBRE Design
Photo credit | Stijnstijl Photograph

Electrolux Innovation Factory _ Pordenone

Electrolux’s Innovation Factory is a flexible setting where partners and other potential players from the world of R&D can experiment new ideas, work together, interact and promote effective and innovative synergies. Designed and implemented under the supervision of DEGW – the Lombardini22 Group brand dedicated to the integrated design of work places – it covers 1,000 square metres inside the historic Electrolux production site in Porcia (Pordenone).

Photo credit | Delfino Sisto Legnani, Marco Cappelletti.

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Le Village by Crédit Agricole _ Milan.

A space for fast-moving business and innovation designed by DEGW- a brand of the Lombardini22 Group.
An open and inclusive ecosystem supporting businesses and innovation for start-ups and companies. There are 2,700 m² of space with 200 workstations accommodating approximately 50 start-ups in the peace and quiet of the renovated cloister of a fourteenth century convent, which you enter via the gate of a building looking out onto Corso di Porta Romana in Milan.

Photo credit | Laura Fantacuzzi, Maxime Galati-Fourcade.


Norwest Venture Partners _ San Francisco.

Rapt Studio designed the headquarters of Norwest Venture Partners in San Francisco which becomes the template for new office trends. The restructuring involved the recovery of the areas and original materials with the expert use of plants and natural light. The result is a welcoming, multi-functional and highly flexible setting with desk sharing, meeting areas and also a long marble counter top for lunches and cosier areas in front of the fireplace. The whole project has a signature home design with a crossover of styles.

 Photo credit | Eric Laignel


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