Shift tables enhance your workplace experience, encouraging breakaway or collaborative work by offering vertical and lateral movement to support ergonomic positioning.
Shift tables were the first of their type designed in New Zealand.
We were challenged by a client to design a table solution that would work with soft seating destinations in shared collaborative zones in a new Activity Based Working environment. It needed to provide a connected and ergonomic working platform that worked as an alternative single or shared work point. The system also needed to work for varying top shapes and sizes.
Since its initial development, Shift has been further enhanced to become a better alternative work point solution. Shift-Split is the latest addition, enabling booth seating to be more user friendly and ergonomic. When the tabletop is closed you have easy access to the seating on both sides. Once users are seated you can pull the table top towards you to work comfortably and gain access to power and data.
Shift needed to adjust in height as well as adjust laterally 4 ways while not moving from a fixed location. The requirement came from the user… “if I am expected to work away from my workstation, I need to be able to work comfortably”. So our team set out to design, test and work with our supply chain to solve this need.
A simple flush mounted electronic button lets you adjust the height of the table to suit you, from 620-820mm. The tabletop can then be simply pulled towards you once seated to bring the worksurface closer to suit you. The top can then be pushed away from you to allow you ample room to exit your seat.
Shift includes power and data/usb connectivity at the work surface, easily accessible and usable by anyone with any mobile device. Without this, ergonomic or not, Shift couldn’t support an Activity Based Working environment. Supporting the devices that enable the workforce to be mobile in the workplace is crucial.