25. August 2021
The JobTisch is Häfele's and Nimbus's new interpretation of the home desk. The award-winning home office solution was designed by the ID AID design team from Stuttgart.
"It is here to stay." The thing in question is the home office. In her "Home Report 2021", the renowned living and trend expert Oona Horx-Strathern is sure that the "Hoffice" – a word coined by Horx-Strathern combining home and office – will remain an important part of our everyday lives. However, she emphasises that we need the right equipment, i.e. the technology and furniture. So it is good that there are solutions like the JobTisch. Häfele is an internationally successful specialist for furniture fittings and architectural hardware.Together with Nimbus, a subsidiary of the group, and the ID AID design agency, the company has developed this compact, ergonomic desk for the home office. The jury of the interzum awards was convinced by the quality of this item of furniture, praising the JobTisch for its "high product quality".
Mobile working or working from home has become a reality for many people due to the corona pandemic. "In the future too, working from home full time will remain an exception. Nevertheless, many people will spend more of their working hours in their home office than before corona – with more flexibility and alternating with days in the office," reports Hendrik Hund, chairman of the Interior Business Association (IBA), while also emphasising: "In the longer term, productive work within one's own four walls will only be possible if the provisional workspaces tolerated over a longer period during the pandemic are turned into genuine home offices. It will therefore be necessary to think more thoroughly than we have so far about how we equip our workspaces at home."
Häfele also recognised this development at an early stage and at the end of 2020 began working flat out on its concept for the JobTisch. With its elegant design reminiscent of a traditional writing desk and its 156 possible variations, the JobTisch can be adapted to almost any living environment – even where little space is available.
When developing the JobTisch, Häfele already considered that in future employers would be increasingly involved in equipping home office workplaces. That is because companies have a corresponding obligation when the workplaces are used on a regular basis. And so the larger version of the JobTisch – with a generous work surface measuring 1200x800 mm or 0.96 m2– meets the DIN EN 527-1 standard for professional office desks.
The JobTisch is available in two sizes, and the designers have selected 78 possible colour combinations and surface variations for the item – from veneer and traditional decorative materials through to pleasant to the touch desktop linoleum. Häfele has developed an online configurator to help customers visualise their preferred option, and, using the Häfele augmented reality app, they are able to virtually position the JobTisch to see how it looks in their own home.