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Kokuyo KL Showcases Furniture For Activity-Based Working

At the very first media event in the Kokuyo KL showroom, the Japanese office furniture brand showcased a range of products to support ABW.

  • The low-back version of Notion low back allows for for more causal and collaborative seating

  • The wings of the Notion chair were designed to offer an acoustic membrane

  • Brackets (designed by Nendo) creates a communication space by ‘bracketing’ its inhabitants like parentheses

  • The Zante workbench offers plenty of leg room and effective cable management

  • Interval provides a semi-private individual space for focused work

  • Inframe offers a semi-enclosed meeting space

  • Collesso is a multi-functional system that supports collaboration and communication

  • The casual Daysoffice range of wood and metal furniture was designed to promote a sense of community in the office

BY Narelle Yabuka

31 August, 2018

At a recent event in the Kokuyo KL showroom, Yuki Kanamori, Workstyle Researcher at Kokuyo Worksight (the company’s research wing), emphasised that customisable furniture has a key role in wellbeing at work. Flexibility in furniture allows users to create and recreate spaces with ease. And this, he suggested, is a key part of an ABW environment.

ABW, he said, was ultimately about promoting the wellbeing of the employee, but also encouraging community.

Kokuyo KL Showroom Yuki Kanamori Worksight Researcher Kokuyo with Andrew Goh Director Kokuyo Malaysia

Andrew Goh (Director, Kokuyo Malaysia) on the left, with Yuki Kanamori (Worksight Researcher) on the right

“Whether one needs a solo working space to ideate, or to have discussion with colleagues in a pop up meeting space, or even to have a casual conversation in a community setting, Kokuyo has gleaned insights from trends globally and created signature office furniture to support this,” said Kanamori.

Shared office spaces, he noted, are becoming the norm. “From what we have observed at various successful work spaces, a large number of corporations are now sitting alongside tech startups, freelancers and digital nomads in collaborative environments – as this is the fastest way of up scaling or creating innovation.”

The role of the workspace is crucial in supporting the openness, community and sense of purpose that helps one company drive another in a shared environment.

Kokuyo Ing

Ing 360-Degree Gliding Chair allows the body to move while it’s seated. The chair was shortlisted in The Object category of the INDE.Awards 2018


Take a look at Kokuyo’s KL showroom in our gallery:



Kokuyo’s Kuala Lumpur showroom is located at KL Gateway. Kokuyo’s Singapore showroom is located on Duxton Road. 

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