Locale, Designed by Sam Hecht and Kim Colin
Locale helps organizations utilize and manage open office plans with a system that enables people to seamlessly transition between work done together and alone, and in seated or standing postures. By removing visual and physical obstacles and condensing the architectural scale of an open plan office into a tightly knit neighborhood, Locale helps people stay better connected to their work and each other.
Welcome to the Neighborhood
A thoughtful composition of Locale's elements encourages people to cycle freely and intuitively from individual work to collaborative group and social activities. With close proximity to each other and to everything they need to comfortably complete their tasks, people can be more focused, creative, and free to do their best.
Locale neighborhoods are composed of attached modules, including desks, places to sit and perch, and resources to support the activities of work. When brought together, the modules create a diverse, highly adjustable environment where individual and group work can occur simultaneously over the course of the day.
Anchored in Space
Linear, low, and architectonic, the horizontal Workbase provides a unifying core to each Locale neighborhood. Power and mechanics are housed within the Workbase, creating an elegant visual aesthetic. A pattern of vertical detail enhances this aesthetic and creates visual continuity between modular elements.
Locale's curved, height-adjustable surfaces signal openness, invite interaction, and generously accommodate multiple collaborators, work styles, postures, and tools. Minimal table legs foster unobstructed transitions between individual and group work, so people can easily gather around surfaces to work together. Mobile elements, including tables, screens and easels, provide flexibility for workers to create at the desk and display within the team.