‘The Detox Office’ – se:dot, se:dot & The Limbic Office by Sedus

Sedus Stoll is one of the leading all-round providers of office furniture and workplace concepts. The high-quality, “Made in Germany” office furniture is sold around the world and is well represented in Europe and Dubai.

During Clerkenwell Design Week 2023 Sedus will showcase ‘The Detox Office’ – a number of products, innovations and solutions designed to counterbalance the stresses of digital work. Products include se:lab, se:dot and the Limbic Office.

The introduction of these new Sedus products creates an environment that provides variety and promotes health and well-being. 

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Going green: Sedus transforms offices into green oases with new plant elements

Plants enhance well being in the office, can reduce stress, have a motivating effect and increase the satisfaction of employees. They also enrich the air with oxygen and humidity, filter pollutants from the air we breathe and thus ensure a healthy indoor climate.

“Plants not only bring different shades of green to the workspace, they also create a more relaxed atmosphere,” explains Ernst Holzapfel, Head of Marketing at Sedus Stoll AG. “ they positively influence the acoustics of a room by effectively reducing any reverberation With the addition of the se:lab mobile planter to the se:lab product family and the planter for the se:matrix shelving system, Sedus is creating green zoning elements that turn a space into a real eye catcher and, at the same time, increase the well being of employees.”

se:lab mobile planter green zoning can be so natural
Indoor plants are not only loved at home. They are becoming increasingly popular in offices as well. When choosing plants for the office, however, it’s not all about the aesthetics Plants have a proven added value for the working and indoor climate.

With the se:lab mobile planter, Sedus is now launching a mobile zoning element that transforms dreary office spaces into green oases. With a width of 1400 mm, a height of 1900 mm and a depth of 200 mm, the green design element becomes an eye catcher in every office. The integrated castors allow for flexible use of the mobile elements. The easy to remove elements for the planter tray quickly and easily turn vertical green spaces into a reality, even in the office. se:matrix planter biophilic design for green offices The majority of people feel most at ease when they are surrounded by nature. Unfortunately, this is rarely possible in everyday office life. By using products that are particularly suited to biophilic design, Sedus aims to bring more of the green into the office. With th e new planter for se:matrix, the working environment acquires a homely and natural touch. Perfectly matched to the shelving system, the planters can be individually integrated with ease and without great effort.

Whether as a green highlight by incorporating just one planter or combining several to create a completely green shelving area, the possibilities are wide and varied. With a width of 345 mm or 745 mm, a depth of 345 mm and a height of 150 mm, planters can provide a new home for plants large and small. Waterproof plastic shelves with a slip resistant rubber base instantly add a touch of green to any office.

se:dot – sitting made easy

The office is a hub for personal exchange as well as a central location for planned and informal meetings. Classic workspaces are no longer just characterised by desks and swivel chairs; rather, they also come with homely elements that provide the feel good factor.

New organisational structures and forms of work require flexible, aesthetic furnishings, increased feel good factor and custom made solutions for the office that enhance collaboration, communication and movement, explains Ernst Holzapfel, Head of Marketing at Sedus Stoll AG. “With the new se:dot, Sedus is responding to the demand for more cosiness and comfort in the office. As a universal stool, se:dot fits into any work situation in workshop rooms, places of retreat and lounge areas. It offers high seating comfort and stands out with its pleasant, round and organic design.”

se:dot colouful, light and sustainable
A harmonious environment contributes significantly to well being and productivity. Thoughtfully designed furnishings, soft material and surface combinations as well as a choice of colour accents optimally complement the overall appearance. The lightweight se:dot stools create a pleasant atmosphere and enable new design approaches for the office. The four Sedus colour schemes Smart Balance, Urban Living, Soft Being and Multi Creation can be used to design working environments and suitable se:dot settings.

The organic, sophisticated design also makes a clear statement in the office: The wide range of colours and materials makes it very easy to integrate the corporate identity of a company into the office design. Due to its low weight, se:dot is easy to carry and can be moved around flexibly. The anti slip fabric on the underside also ensures a secure base when sitting.

“se:dot comes in two sizes,” explains Holzapfel. “This creates variety and offers additional combination options. Yet it wasn’t just the universal design language that was important to us: As se:dot is composed of only a few components, it can be disassembled and recycled according to type.”

Show your colours: With The Limbic Office Sedus embarks on a voyage of discovery of the ” personality

Is it possible to express both your own and the brand personality in the design of the working environment through colours? Can a clever choice of colour concepts create an environment that evokes positive emotions? And can the use of colour combinations, shades and contrasts create a feel good atmosphere that motivates employees and promotes creativity? The answer is yes! Inspired by the findings of in depth psychology and the limbic model of Dr. Hans Georg Häusel, Sedus has developed a new methodology that enables both companies and individuals to design their office or home office entirely according to their personal needs.

“With this new approach, ‘The Limbic Office’, we are taking the possibilities of office design and the home office a step further,” explains Ernst Holzapfel, Head of Marketing at Sedus Stoll AG. “When developing this new methodology, we started with the question of how to express one’s own or the brand’s personality without using classic corporate identity colours. In collabo ration with the colour and trend agency zukunftStil we have used Dr. Hans Georg Häusel’s limbic model as our inspiration. The archetypes serve as a guideline and can easily be aligned with a brand positioning and personality types. A total of 12 archetypes are assigned to three main groups: The balance type, the dominant type and the stimulus type. These three emotion systems address different characteristics, desires and values. Each type has its own unique character, individual priorities and is defined by its own way of thinking and acting. This model is the basis of ‘The Limbic Office’.”

Working effectively in ”The Limbic Office”

The interplay between people and space, the emotional effect of colours, shapes and surfaces form the basis for a pleasant and supportive working environment. In this setting, a conscious approach to the topics of colour and material and their emotional effects can promote the creativity of employees and produce a positive working environment. “Colour transports emotions and creates spaces with personality,” explain Livia Baum and Jutta Werner, colour designers and owners of the colour and trend agency zukunftStil. “When creating concepts for companies, the focus lies on their identity, values and visions. The designs in the home office area tend to be more about the human factor; feeling good and individuality play a decisive role in this area.”

On the basis of the three limbic types Balance, Dominance and Stimulance, every person or every company can use targeted questions to assess themselves and assign themselves to a limbic group. By completing the questionnaire, it is possible to identify characteristics, values, preferences and qualities with which one’s own, but also the brand ’s identity, can be defined and filled with content. In the second step, the results of the test can be transferred into a creative coding. The evaluation results in an allocation to one of the three limbic types and offers practical design examples and inspiration. Each design suggestion has many aspects and offers room for individual interpretation.

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