Joyn Improves Office Life by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Joyn is an open system that embraces the diversity of the workplace and encourages communication between people, networking, and interaction by breaking down the physical barriers between them. But rather than impose a method, Joyn supports many – private work, teamwork, touchdown, conference – all with the most minimal of means. In addition elements called micro-architecture provide areas for seclusion and specialized tasks. The Joyn platform is the office. Work areas may be spontaneously re-zoned with screens and blotters. As none of the boundaries are fixed, work areas simply contract and expand as needed. Density varies with the level of activity. The capacity of rooms, floors, even buildings becomes extraordinarily elastic. Joyn aspires to equal the flexibility of the mobile phone and the laptop. The office itself achieves a dynamic state, constantly adjusting to changing demands. Power and data flow within a high-capacity central channel that acts like a raised floor.

Designer: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec