A hands-on approach to researching the problem was the foundation for two designs Zaccai and Continuum have done for Herman Miller. In tackling the design for Exclave, they began by creating a project space where they could place, move, and replace all components as needed. They quickly recognized that this flexible approach was the greatest asset to people working together to solve problems and create innovative solutions.
People have always gathered to solve complex problems and generate big ideas. Yet today the stakes are higher, as more organizations rely on innovative thinking for success. Exclave addresses this need by equipping people to be more effective. It’s a thoughtfully cohesive suite of products—from boards that stack, to carts that move them, to tables and rail-hung tools that get everyone involved. Together, these products let people and teams collaborate to develop and share their work more fluidly and spontaneously across the office landscape.
Exclave is a suite of products that complements the work of people collaborating. People can actively adjust Exclave’s highly flexible products to their area and their needs. Everyone in a high-performing team can keep their ideas moving and evolving.
Exclave becomes a spatial ecosystem where people and tools work together across the office landscape for sharing information, socializing ideas, and achieving results that drive profitability. With Exclave, creative thinking that begins in one space can be refined or expanded in another. Whiteboards, tack boards, and lightweight eco boards travel with teams and individuals throughout the day to help preserve and disseminate good ideas.