Scandinavian remote work design

At Adea Smartwork, we’re committed to making your everyday life better, one piece of furniture at a time. As our name suggests, we’re focused on enhancing your remote working experience, whether it’s at home, at a hotel or somewhere else.

DESIGN MIKKO LAAKKONEN

Out of sight, out of mind

“When the job is done, its doors can be easily closed, to hide everything away. This makes it easier to focus on the essentials and draw the line between work and leisure. Your commute home has never been shorter than just closing the Fokus doors.”

– Mikko Laakkonen

fokus

Designed by Mikko Laakkonen, Fokus may look like an ordinary cabinet but hidden inside is a home office complete with a heigh-adjustable desk. Neatly concealed behind the doors is plenty of storage space for your computer, screen, printer, and other essentials.

Fokus was designed with ergonomics in mind, and it’s intended to provide the kind of comfortable work set up that can be difficult to achieve at home. It delivers office-grade comfort without ever looking out of place.

When you’ve finished work for the day, you simply shut the doors. With your desk out of sight and out of mind, it’s much easier to transition from work mode to truly enjoying your free time.

As the desk is height-adjustable, you can easily switch between working positions throughout the day. It comes with three memory settings that allow you to adjust the height to your liking, hassle-free, at any time.

One Fokus, two sizes

Everyone has different needs for their home office, which is why Fokus comes in two different widths, 100cm and 150cm.

The doors have been designed to open fully and sit flat against the sides. This means they are out of your way, and you can make efficient use of your space.

Fokus 100

At 100 cm wide, the smaller Fokus offers plenty of space for one large screen and a wireless keyboard. There’s also room for your other home office essentials.

Fokus 150

The larger, 150 cm wide Fokus, is large enough to accommodate two screens and keyboards, side-by-side. As you’d expect, there’s room for your other office essentials.

Fokus cabinets are available in the following colors 

 

black oak
veneer

white
melamine

natural oak
veneer

white lacquer
ash veneer

Fokus cabinets are fitted with adjustable black metal legs

DESIGN ALEXANDER LERVIK

Beautiful ergonomics

“Working from home is not just a temporary solution and therefore the goal has been to develop a piece of furniture that blends in with the rest of the room. You should be able to sit and work in the most beautiful place of your home, in front of a window or in the middle of the living room.”

– Alexander Lervik

kabinett

The Kabinett home office by designer Alexander Lervik can go wherever you need it – it works equally well against the wall, under the window or behind your sofa, like a room divider.

Sleek and minimalist in design, Kabinett looks like an ordinary sideboard but comes with built-in technology that turns it into a height-adjustable desk at the push of a button.  We all have our preferred working positions, but at Adea we believe that everyone deserves to work in comfort, even when working from home. That’s why we’ve made sure that Kabinett offers an optimal experience when it comes to ergonomics.

When you’re done for the day, you simply lower the desktop to transform Kabinett back into a stylish piece of furniture.

Our Kabinett collection has been created to adapt to a variety of users and uses. While some prefer a laptop, others find it easier to work on a large screen. That’s why Kabinett comes in three different versions. Externally, they all look the same, but inside, their individual features match their users’ needs and preferences.

3 X kabinett

Kabinett workstation comes in three different versions with technical features to match your needs.

Kabinett Basic

Kabinett Basic comes with a height-adjustable desk and shelf space for your office supplies. The desktop has openings that allow you to run your cables neatly.

Kabinett Laptop

In addition to a height-adjustable desk, Kabinett Laptop has a separate storage compartment for a laptop. The desktop has openings that allow you to run your cables neatly.

Kabinett Screenlift

Kabinett Screenlift is designed especially for people who like to use an external monitor when they work. The built-in lift mechanism can accommodate a computer monitor and brings it to desk height at the push of a button.

Kabinett Shelf

Kabinett Shelf is the same height as the Kabinett workstations, and it’s designed to add storage space to your home office.

Kabinett Cupboard

Kabinett Cupboard is
designed to bring more
storage space to your
Kabinett home office.

All the products in our Kabinett collection are the same height, so they can be combined to create a sleek and stylish look for your home office.

Kabinett furniture is available in the following colors

natural oak
veneer

white lacquer
ash veneer

black oak
veneer

white
melamine

Adea Smartwork launch event

At the launch of Adea Smartwork on November 26, 2020, designer Alexander Lervik, researcher Lena Lid-Falkman from Stockholm School of Economics, and Sonya Simmonds, directors of Workplace, Design & Build Global Workplace Services at Spotify, discussed teleworking, its impact on management, work, and the opportunities it offers to employees. The event was moderated by Hanna Nova Beatrice.

Adea Smartwork

Adea Smartwork is furniture manufacturer Adea’s new collection, which aims to improve people’s daily lives one piece of furniture at a time. As the name implies, Adea Smartwork focuses on improving the working environment, especially in homes, hotels, and other places typical to remote work.

The idea for Adea Smartwork originated with a discussion over a cup of coffee in November 2019. Adea CEO Esa Mäkitalo and designer Mikko Laakkonen discussed how the world would change with remote work becoming increasingly popular in the future. At that time, there was not really any home office furniture on the market that would have been designed especially for homes, and that would meet the ergonomic requirements while keeping the homey coziness in mind. Back then, neither Esa nor Mikko had any idea of how fast the world would shift into remote working in the spring of 2020.

“Remote working was already increasing before the pandemic began. We believe this change in people’s behavior is here to stay. Companies are now encouraging their employees to work from home, but there is a major need for better furniture adapted to working remotely that is ergonomic and fits into the home environment.” Esa Mäkitalo says.

Remote Work – the new normal?

According to a report from Novus (September 2020) to study what office workers think about the working environment at home, nine out of ten respondents say they want to continue to work remotely at least one day a week. Seventy per cent of the respondents say they have enjoyed working from home. However, nearly thirty per cent of the respondents have had problems with back, shoulder and neck pain – problems they had not previously experienced. For that reason, it is important to take care of good ergonomics also when working remotely.