Fast Company Magazine has named Studio O+A to its 2019 list of Most Innovative Companies. Recognizing the groundbreaking versatility of Studio O+A cofounder Primo Orpilla’s radical workstation Canopy, manufactured and distributed by Kimball, Fast Company ranked O+A number 4 in the top 10 of its Design category.
Canopy is Orpilla’s effort to make every workstation a microcosm of the office with adjustable elements that can be configured for varying degrees of privacy and collaboration and a full range of work postures. Orpilla’s experience in workplace design for major corporate clients led him to the realization that multipurpose environments are best for multitasking employees—and that that principle can be applied to the classic work desk.
“I wanted to combine all the things you would need in an office in one workplace system,” Orpilla said. “The question was how to provide on-the-fly, at-the-workstation flexibility without creating cubes around everybody?” The answer was the structurally versatile, visually expansive Canopy.
About Studio O+A:
Studio O+A has been at the forefront of design innovation for 28 years. Its commitment to spaces that help people do their work better (and more happily) has resulted in a long roster of clients that includes Microsoft, Facebook, Yelp, Uber, Nike. and McDonald’s and experimental projects from Salone del Mobile to the open road.
Kimball, one of the most respected environmentally-conscious and forward focused furniture makers, blends state of the art technology with a rich heritage of craft, to better optimize workplace performance and enabling customers to craft a truly authentic brand experience. As a world-class design-driven company, Kimball applies its rich heritage as makers to create environments for tomorrow’s workplace.