Last weekend, the who’s who of Switzerland’s designer scene gathered in Langenthal, near Bern, for Designers’ Saturday – the industry’s largest event. Swiss-based family-run company Moving Walls Ltd, along with designer Jörg Boner, took the opportunity to set the stage for their brand-new Moving Walls – a new generation of magnetic whiteboards, designed to encourage collaboration and creativity in modern working environments. And were awarded a Gold Award by the international jury of Designers’ Saturday.
A work environment by design, not by default
Digitisation continues to disrupt the workplace as we know it at breakneck speed. The calls for physical presence and face-to-face communication are growing louder. Moving Walls and industry designer Jörg Boner teamed up in 2007 to create a tool that encourages teams to come together, break down silos, visualise their thinking and to work collaboratively on problems. A highly functional, intuitive and easy-to-use tool that seamlessly blends into any environment.
We have literally sent prototypes around the globe several times for stress testing on all continents – to international conferences like the World Economic Forum and small businesses alike. We have adapted the design multiple times to meet the needs and requirements of all work environments.
A huge straight, curved or ‘serpentine’ canvas
Designers’ Saturday 2016 in Langenthal, near Bern, Switzerland, was the first time anyone had ever laid eyes on the new Moving Walls. Located inside a glass factory, 26 Moving Walls were set up in a seamless large circle, inviting visitors into a 360° canvas.
The Moving Walls offer visualisation space on both sides. The discreet, rounded profile finish hints at a surprising feature: connect the different sides of the walls to create a straight or curved configuration of extendable canvases. Simple snaps enable the walls to be combined seamlessly and easily to create straight lines, curved plenums or even ‘serpentine’ canvases.
Formally reduced and highly functional design
Two foldaway trays in between the two aluminium walls magnetically lock down, adding extra stability to the walls as well as offering space to neatly tuck away cleaning materials. The sloping surfaces on both sides allow for maximum legroom when working on the wall. Three sturdy, lockable casters and an optimised weight allow you to work on both sides simultaneously without the wall ever starting to shake.
The Moving Walls feature a simple and highly functional design. The absolute reduction of all details together with a white coating underline their functional elegance. Formally discreet and highly sophisticated in their functionality, Moving Walls seamlessly blend into any environment.