Open office spaces often lack privacy, have low acoustic ratings, and there is a need for spatial division to increase productivity. These spaces also tend to lack access to natural light and nature, which can lead to decreased wellbeing for individuals in the workspace. Grove is an acoustic panel system that provides privacy and absorbs distracting noises in the office to increase productivity for individuals. The tall panels with integrated lighting are inspired by the phenomenon Komorebi, which is the sensation one feels when observing light through trees. This can increase the wellbeing of individuals in an office scenario, along with the incorporation of natural materials and forms that Grove adds to an office space.
In collaboration with Caroline Slick