Office design rethought

When designers develop new concepts, a lot depends on the right material: A new option is glass-ceramic. In offices or meeting rooms it cares for implementing stylish product ideas – as multifunctional whiteboards for example.

When designers develop new concepts, a lot depends on the right material: A new option is glass-ceramic. In offices or meeting rooms it cares for implementing stylish product ideas – as multifunctional whiteboards for example.

Our work environment has never been more flexible and modern offices and meeting rooms are now being redesigned. Their walls should be writable, offer projection surface and have the possibility to attach things at the same time.

As answer to this question, SCHOTT developed a new concept for whiteboards. The basis is an opaque white glass-ceramic. It acts as an interactive screen on which employees can write as well as project images, presentations or movies. The surface is easy to clean. Thanks to a backside made of metal, the board is also magnetic.

The high-tech glass-ceramic NEXTREMA® makes this possible. With it, product developers can turn appliances into true design objects. The material combines a number of sophisticated technical characteristics and offers special design freedom.

In the desk space glass-ceramic can be used as separator or writing board.
Due to different color variations of the material creative design ideas can flow.

NEXTREMA® comes from ‘Next Extreme Material‘: It is very strong, has a smooth, non-porous surface, does not discolor and even defies aggressive detergents thanks to its chemical resistance.

The single glass-ceramic panel is manufactured in different sizes. This means the whiteboard can be extended modularly. Moreover, NEXTREMA® is available in six different color variations ranging from transparent or translucent white to blue grey, black and opaque white, grey and blue grey versions.

There is no limit for modern office design ideas. The multifunctional material can be used as writable separator for the desk or room to create private space even in open-plan offices. Or just transforms whole walls with glass-ceramic in projection and writing spaces.

July 10th, 2017

Contact

Karen Elder
Home Tech
SCHOTT North America, Inc.

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