Gone is the corner office. In its place comes unassigned seating: indeed, Herman Miller research shows that 82% of large organisations are adopting this kind of set-up, in a bid to improve job satisfaction, increase productivity, reinforce technological advancements and support organisations as they grow and contract.
There’s a fine art to getting it right, however; one that involves injecting warmth and character and creating spaces that people can personalise. And, above all, by encouraging movement.
As we transition from workplaces populated by fixed workstations towards tech-driven ad-hoc environments, the role of storage
is evolving. Now, lockers and cabinets are where we keep our smartphones and our laptops when we’re not using them; our boards for that big presentation; our running shoes for that shift from gym to office; and our high heels for that shift from workday to night.
Daily life is full of these transitions, and this is where Port comes in. Port acts as a transit point between home and office, between office and event, and between different zones and floors within the workplace, making travel to any destination – inside or outside the office – that much simpler.
Make It Personal
You’re also free to customize Port, using pin-boards, whiteboards, and open shelving to create distinctive spaces that workers can connect to. And, with Port’s timber-based shelving and metal body, custom colors are easy to achieve.
Coat Hanger | USB Kit | Whiteboard | Accessory Shelf | Wooden Shroud | Lining
More Than Storage
Port offers the flexibility of bespoke carpentry with the efficiency of ready-made lockers. Fit one locker or five within the same column, stack more lockers laterally, customize every measurement, or add open shelves to create a look that’s versatile enough to work anywhere. And, thanks to a universal body system, it’s easy to move between configurations as organizational needs change.
This highly adaptable system also comes with a distinctive backer element that frees Port from sitting flush against a wall, turning it into an island partition delineating different departments and activities within the workplace.
Port was built for the future from day one, primed to power up workplace technology as it develops, and readily upgradable from key-based to digital locker. And for today’s tech, Port is wired up and kitted out with USB ports to power existing digital devices.
There’s no need to add or remove components; power management is built into Port’s skirting, keeping frames, shelving, and doors free to change whenever they need to.
With so much freedom, why limit Port to the office? Size and configure it for gyms, open it up as a retail showcase, dial up the style for a home... the possibilities are endless.
Unison is recognised as one of New Zealand market’s leading quality providers of interior commercial furniture and lighting.
Our aim is to provide design led, future proofed, quality, commercial products from world renown suppliers; to help customers create healthy, fun, collaborative, flexible and engaging environments.
We aim to help businesses create a workplace which will:
We view the workplace as an “evolution” and never a one-time event, and recognise the importance of offering flexible quality solutions within a range of products and services, allowing our customer’s investment to evolve along with their business strategy.
With over 25 years of experience in the field and access to the world’s leading products, the team behind Unison bring with them the skills, knowledge and passion to help create spaces that drive productivity and long-term value. Unison works in partnership with you on every aspect of your project from planning through to specifying, delivery and after sales support.
We’ve worked with businesses of all sizes and their A&D firms to understand, plan, design, develop, and build great workplaces.
And we recognise the importance of providing exceptional customer service so at we are focused on operational excellence and an enhanced customer experience.
“Research confirms what we know from common sense: a happy and healthy workplace leads to contented, productive staff, improved attraction and retention, stronger financial performance, faster growth, and an effective competitive edge”.
In Unison with Suppliers
Unison has exclusive distribution agreements in New Zealand with a range of world-leading international furniture manufacturers, so we can provide businesses with the right furnishing solution that best fits their needs.
The team at Unison have many years of experience working with leading suppliers, both locally and internationally. From international manufacturers such as Herman Miller, Walter Knoll, Palau, Howe, Segis, Billiani and Muuto, through to local custom manufacturing solutions.
These manufacturers specialise in their respective niches and produce the best options available in the market, this includes:
Herman Miller – workstations, ergonomic seating, meeting room tables, classic designs – Eames, Nelson.
Walter Knoll – extensive soft-seating range German designed but manufactured in Australia.
Muuto - affordable luxury - a complete collection of Scandinavian furniture and lighting
Palau – World leading manufacturer of collaborative solutions and acoustic booths..
Howe – famous 40/4 chair and elegant demountable boardroom room tables
Segis and Billiani – all offer collections of beautifully designed mixed material products for café and contract spaces.