Durable and endurable
Founded in 1942, by married couple Jarl and Evy Andersson, Kinnarps AB began producing interior design solutions for public spaces. Today, almost 80 years later, the guiding values from Jarl and Evy lives on; to create sustainable and ergonomic environments for the people using it.
As in other segments of society, there have been some milestones and trends in the world of the office spaces as well. The interior fitting of the room has varied from single office spaces, to office landscapes and “flex offices”. Together with inventions, such as the sit-and-stand table, interior design and ergonomics has been an interesting topic for all organisations operating in public spaces for quite some time.
– We have always been very far ahead in ergonomics, and it is one of the corner stones in our workplace analysis Next Office® that we have developed since many years back, says Henrik Axell, Workplace strategist at Kinnarps. What I think is the biggest difference, in this paradigm shift we are experiencing, is that technology allows us to be space-independent. Fifteen years ago we were tied to a desk, but now technology has made it possible for us to choose the optimal work environment based on which work activity I am to perform. It is a huge development, that you can choose a place and access all your material from there.