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Answer fence, beam and panel system furniture offer a range of applications, aesthetics, technology integration and privacy, optimizing creativity and performance.

The Answer family of products is designed to support both individuals and groups, in resident and nomadic settings, with the flexibility to adapt and evolve as the needs of your organization, your people and your culture shift.

The Answer Family

ANSWER BEAM

Answer Beam offers a collection of supporting elements that connect and integrate at a lower elevation to complement an open floorplan. This allows for access to daylight, encourages collaboration and offers an updated feel.

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ANSWER FENCE

Answer Fence offers freestanding, light-scale space division, while providing power and data distribution and access. The fence was designed as a complementary element to plan with height-adjustable and freestanding desks to create a simple and complete solution.

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ANSWER PANELS

Answer Panels are designed to create spaces within the open floorplan that help organizations balance collaboration and privacy, support mobility and optimize real estate, through the broadest range of applications.

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Research

Four key drivers and disrupters are fueling changes within organizations today: culture, employee engagement, technology and a shift to creative work. It’s time to redefine what the office means and create workplaces that inspire and that people want to work in.

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The needs of organizations are shaping new ways of working, and executives, including Steelcase CEO Jim Keane, are seeking to promote creativity and collaboration while still finding ways to focus and seek respite during parts of the day.

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Answer Beam

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Overview

Overview

Answer beam helps bring down barriers, making traditional work settings more open, casual and social – in tune with modern workplace priorities. The light-scale spine delivers power and data, with access at multiple elevations. The beam supports privacy screens, worksurfaces and personal storage, and works well with height-adjustable desks. As part of an integrated Answer solution, the beam offers the choice and control people need to truly engage at work.

Features

Features

DYNAMIC SURFACES

Answer beam accommodates tethered, fixed-height desking and can also be combined with height-adjustable desks to encourage healthy movement and posture support, from seated to standing height.

CUSTOMIZED PRIVACY

A range of privacy solutions, including beam-mounted screens and boundary screens, define personal space, support focused work and provide an area to display work and personal items.

INTEGRATED POWER

A robust power and data system seamlessly integrates into Answer beam. Multiple access points and cable management allows workers to connect to power and each other with ease.

FLEXIBLE STORAGE

Answer beam settings support a variety of both beam-mounted and freestanding storage solutions, with integrated power and cable access options.

Details

Details

Answer beam offers a wide range of low-height applications that define spaces and provide power access. Answer beam utilizes the same junction and horizontal connecting bar construction as Answer panels.

Sustainability

Sustainability

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.

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Answer Fence

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Overview

Overview

With its open base and barely there profile, Answer fence provides access to power and data while preserving the open, social feel important to today’s work experience. The fence supports screens for varying degrees of privacy and pairs well with height-adjustable and freestanding fixed-height desks. With its simple smarts, Answer fence helps organizations optimize real estate by enabling space design that is efficient and hardworking, yet open and airy – even in a compressed footprint.

Features

Features

CLEAN LINES

With its low profile and open base, Answer fence lends a light, clean aesthetic. It is available in a variety of paint finishes to blend in or stand out.

DEFINED SPACE

Build fence runs or attach boundary screens to define personal space and create a sense of privacy in open-plan work spaces.

INTEGRATED POWER

Answer fence delivers quick access to power and data throughout a space, while preserving a casual, open work environment.

FLEXIBLE SOLUTION

Fence solutions integrate storage for work tools, materials and belongings, supporting connection and fluid workplace interactions.

Details

Details

Answer fence is a freestanding spine that allows for exible power routing, data distribution, and light scale space division.

Sustainability

Sustainability

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.

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Answer Panel

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Overview

Overview

Answer panels are designed to create spaces within the open floorplan that help organizations balance collaboration and privacy, support mobility and optimize real estate, through the broadest range of applications.

Answer panels are designed to support both individuals and groups, in resident and nomadic settings, with the flexibility to adapt and evolve as the needs of the organization shift.

Features

Features

ADAPT OVER TIME

Answer panel settings are created from a dynamic frame that allows you to change your space as your needs change.

MAXIMIZE REAL ESTATE

The Answer panel frame supports extensive integration of storage and worksurfaces to efficiently support you and your work in exactly the footprint you need.

MATERIAL DIFFERENCE

Answer panel features a broad range of materiality options, allowing you to express your brand, reinforce culture and protocols, or support the sharing and recording of ideas.

COLLABORATIVE

Answer panel supports the creation and sharing of analog and digital content on writable surfaces and integrated monitors.

INTEGRATED POWER

Answer panel includes extensive support of power and data routing and access for individual workstations as well as collaborative spaces.

Specifications

Specifications

ANSWER PANEL COMPONENTS

JUNCTIONS + CONNECTIONS

  • Horizontal Frame Packages
  • End of Run junction
  • Stacking End of Run Junction
  • Inline Junction
  • L Junction
  • Stacking L Junction
  • X Junction
  • Stacking X Junction
  • V Junction
  • Stacking V Junction
  • Y Junction
  • Stacking Y Junction
  • Wall Start Junction
  • Stacking Wall Start Junction
  • Off-module Connection

SKINS

  • Tackable Acoustical/Performance Tackable Acoustical Fabric*
  • Steel (smooth, ribbed, perforated)*
  • Markerboard
  • Laminate
  • Wood (single, sets)
  • Glass Windows (single pane, double pane, custom glass kit)
  • Slatwall
  • Frameless Glass Screen

*To the Floor versions of these skin types available in some heights.

TABLES

  • Straight
  • Transition
  • Capsule
  • Rectangle
  • Round
  • Straight + Tapered with Soft Edge, Personal Caddy (Straights Only) + Power and
  • Data Door and Tray

ADJUSTABLE TABLES

  • Airtouch: 2 different options available

SYSTEM WORKSURFACES

  • Straight
  • Transition
  • Tapered
  • Taper-Flat
  • Corner (flat front, dual, curved front)
  • Extended Corner
  • Spanner
  • Bullet Peninsula
  • Jetty
  • Bubble Jetty
  • Visitor
  • Transaction

SYSTEM SUPPORT

  • FrameOne Legs for Universal

TABLE SUPPORTS

  • Cabby Leg (glide, caster)
  • Adjustable Height Leg (glide, caster)
  • T-Base
  • X-Base

OVERHEAD STORAGE

  • Bin (sliding door, flat, radius, curved)
  • Shelf
  • Personal Shelf
  • L-shelf
  • Slim Shelf

PEDESTALS/LATERALS/TOWERS

  • Fixed Pedestal (FF, BBF)
  • Mobile Pedestal (BF, FF, BBF)
  • Lateral File
  • Open Side Tower
  • Full Front Tower
  • Vertical Drawer Tower
  • Combination Cabinet
  • Storage Cabinet
  • Bookcase

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This product is available in the following regions:

  • Central America
  • South America
  • North America
  • Middle East
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Sustainability

Sustainability

MATERIALS

  • Up to 71% recyclable
  • Made with up to 46% recycled content
  • Answer wiring is PVC and halogen free
  • Answer wiring is RoHS compliant
  • PVC-free work surface edge banding available
  • PVC-free power available

END OF USE

Panel components are easily taken apart and recycled

ANSWER LEED CONTRIBUTION

  • Recycled content
  • Regional materials
  • Rapidly renewable materials
  • Certified wood
  • Low-emitting materials
  • Daylight and views
  • Sustainable purchasing

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

CRADLE TO CRADLE™

  • Silver (Panel system)
  • Silver (Storage)

ANSI/BIFMA LEVEL CERTIFIED

  • Level 1
  • Level 2

SCS INDOOR AIR ADVANTAGE CERTIFIED

  • SCS IAQ Gold
  • SCS IAQ

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