After the success of the previous Boston Consulting Group projects, Studio Other was brought on by Tryba Architects to create a custom design solution for BCG’s Chicago location, drawing their national touch to the Midwest.
Workstations were designed as curved desk units that can be configured and reconfigured into amorphous clusters that are more efficient than linear benching and infinitely more flexible. Compared to orthogonal benching, it accommodates more desks within the same square footage and especially lends itself to irregularly shaped floor plans for efficient and flexible space use. The irregularity of the grouping, in turn, allow for white oak aisle planters in the nooks where workstations meet, establishing biophilic opportunities. And in continued response to BCG’s desire for workplace design that supports staff wellness, each table is designed as a sit-to-stand desk, offering users a more healthful environment.
Where the workstation were organically inspired, the four conference tables take an industrialized approach. The Alpine Mist stone surface features reverse knife edging details and is supported by a noticeable powder-coated plinth base bolted to the floor, making an undeniable statement in each conference room it resides within.
Studio Other provided 60 workstations, 10 planters and four conferences tables for BCG Chicago’s 45,000 square-foot space servicing their 100-person office.