Materiality Matters

Materiality Matters

Get inspired by the power of materiality in our Spring 2017 look book and experience the many ways that materials can evoke emotions and build connection between people and space.

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Materiality Matters

Materiality Matters

Get inspired by the power of materiality in our Spring 2017 look book and experience the many ways that materials can evoke emotions and build connection between people and space.

Find out more
Materiality Matters

Materiality Matters

Get inspired by the power of materiality in our Spring 2017 look book and experience the many ways that materials can evoke emotions and build connection between people and space.

Find out more

B-Free is a range of modular furniture aimed to design multiple and easily reconfigurable settings. B-Free creates focal points where people can connect with colleagues and concentrate individually

Features

Enhance In-between Spaces 
Concentrate
Connect

Enhance In-between Spaces 

Enhance In-between Spaces 

Get inspired by the power of materiality in our Spring 2017 look book and experience the many ways that materials can evoke emotions and build connection between people and space.

Enhance In-between Spaces 
B-Free’s linear design language allows for scalable settings, fully utilizing and enhancing in-between spaces to create powerful applications for workers to connect with colleagues and concentrate individually. Featuring ergonomic design combined with access to power and storage, B-Free supports usage for much longer durations than traditional lounge pieces.

Enhanced Ergonomics.B-Free welcomes varied work postures - reading, reclining, or leaning in to a conversation. From focused individual work to a casual meeting, B-Free provides thoughtful, comfortable support.

Concentrate

Concentrate

Get inspired by the power of materiality in our Spring 2017 look book and experience the many ways that materials can evoke emotions and build connection between people and space.

Concentrate

The transparent nature of the screens allows workers to break away from their workstations to concentrate and think but still remain connected to the team. This element of visual privacy works also to help regulate volumes as teammates are aware of each other’s presence.

Connect

Connect

Connect

With it’s linear and compact nature, B-Free fits perfectly into a multitude of dedicated and in-between spaces. The open and inviting nature of B-Free attracts and welcomes colleagues for more serendipitous connections. Storage and power options signals that it’s OK to use the space.

Power Access.A place to power devices and keep personal belongings at hand in the bag drop (left) and bag stand (below).

Insights

A lack of spaces
Personal Storage
Mobility requires access to power
Privacy

A lack of spaces

A lack of spaces

A lack of spaces

Traditionally, workstations take up the vast majority of the floor plan. Many existing solutions for non-task related seating are often bulky or not modular. As a result, workers often had limited access spaces that truly supported their needs.

Personal Storage

Personal Storage

With more mobility comes the increasing need for personal storage options. We are working out of our bags at increasing rate and as such, personal storage should be accessible and close by. Further, open storage invites users to use a space.

Mobility requires access to power

Mobility requires access to power

Mobility is not just a trend – more and more identify themselves primarily as mobile workers. As such, access to power to recharge mobile devices is an important consideration, but is often lacking in in-between spaces.

Privacy

Privacy

We often break away from our workstations to seek out non-traditional spaces for deeper focus. Workers often pulled furniture against the wall, or positioned themselves to shield themselves and their information. It was clear there was a lack of privacy in these in-between spaces.

Sustainability

Overview
Life Cycle
LEED Contribution
Certificates

Overview

Overview

Designing for Sustainability

We believe the only way to provide the best office furniture solutions is to ensure they’re the best products for the environment. That’s why every step of the way – through design, manufacturing, delivery and product lifecycle – we consider the impact of our work on people and on the environment and uncover opportunities to make things better.

Life Cycle

Life Cycle

materials

Wood from European sustainably managed forests.

PRODUCTION

Made by Steelcase and partners in the following locations:  Sarrebourg (France), Rosenheim (Germany), Wittelsheim (France), Poznań (Poland).

TRANSPORT

Made in Europe, close to customers. Optimised packaging to keep  transport volumes as low as possible and improve filling rates.

Use

Designed for a long product life, with replaceable parts.

Materials meet stringent health and indoor air quality criteria.

Maintenance information available upon request.

END OF LIFE

100% theoretically recyclable cardboard and LDPE film for packaging.  Quick and easy disassembly.Plastic parts clearly labelled for easy sorting and effective recycling.  Designed to ensure responsible end of use strategies – refurbishing,  charitable donation or recycling.

LEED Contribution

LEED Contribution

Steelcase helps customers seeking LEED certification to identify products and programs that can contribute to LEED criteria in the categories of Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation (Ergonomics Training, Sustainability Training, Product Innovation).

Learn about Steelcase’s direct and indirect contributions to a project’s pursuit of LEED certification across LEED’s three categories:

  • Building Design + Construction
  • Interior Design + Construction
  • Operations + Maintenance

Since the USGBC and its certification partner, GBCI, evaluate each project individually, the role our products play in achieving LEED certification is unique to each project.

Certificates

Certificates

Certifications can help you choose products that are environmentally sustainable and just right for your project. B-Free has achieved the following certifications:

Environmental Product Declaration

Product Environmental Profile

NF Environnement

NF Office Excellence Certifié

Blauer Engel

Indoor Advantage

Specifications

Options + Dimensions
Global Availability

Options + Dimensions

Options + Dimensions

Main options

  • Occasional tables available to complete cubes applications (table stool, coffee table, corner table)
  • Screens available in 2 sizes
  • Big cubes available with or without top block (in I and L-shape)
  • Small cubes available with or without castors (swivel version)
  • Bag drop

Global Availability

Global Availability


This product is available in the following regions:

  • Africa
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Middle East
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