One of our core values here at Agati is “We solve problems.” We are passionate about designing solutions that meet real problems people are facing in their public spaces.
Often, one of the most significant challenges public spaces face is needing to provide a large amount of workspaces for people to work in, balanced with the reality that people feel less comfortable sitting next to someone they don’t know.
We see this come to life with traditional library tables. Typically, the first seat to become occupied at an empty table is the middle seat. In this middle seat, users have table space on both sides and in front of them to buffer strangers and maintain a personal bubble. The next seats to fill are those on the corners, but on the opposite side of the table. For these seats, there is a middle seat buffer, and the table space in front creates distance between the user in the middle seat across from them.
Our team set out to solve that problem.
The Manifest Desking System is built upon the idea of affordable collaboration and configurability. Not only does the extension of the desk into the space between us and our neighbors make Manifest a great desking choice for individual work, but it is a collaborative library furniture solution unlike any other. The extension also serves as the perfect amount of space to collaborate with a friend sitting next to you.
Manifest – Zig Zag
We’ve seen the Manifest collection solve practical challenges in spaces across the country. Today we want to explore how this solution is solving problems in 3 different libraries: