Expansion and redesign

Project

«Our great strength, teamwork, is benefiting now more than ever.»

Sandra Steffen, Management/HRM, KMS AG

Client
KMS AG, Kriens

Industry group
Software engineering

Furnishings
Lista Office LO

Number of workstations
38

Planning
BF berger + frank ag, Sursee

Products
LO Extend, LO One, LO Motion

Address
www.kms-ag.ch

Team spirit as a success factor

Concept

An investment in top-quality work: when KMS AG refurbished and expanded its offices in Kriens, its primary goals were to ensure that all employees felt comfortable and to enhance teamwork. The combination of ergonomic workstations and newly created meeting zones has made this possible.


The concept

KMS AG develops software solutions for the public sector. The central success factor for their business is team project work. When it expanded its head office, the company took this as an opportunity to enhance teamwork by means of spatial design and office furnishings.

The refurbishment of the KMS offices was a matter of expansion rather than consolidation. Adding a second floor made it possible to make the workplace more spacious and attractive for employees. It also created space for growth, since the transition to a flexible-use concept enables the number of workstations to be increased in line with future requirements.

The interior design of the new offices is inspired by domestic spaces rather than classic office spaces. It consists of two areas in which Lista Office LO solutions play a key role. The first area contains employees’ personal workstations, each with a state-of-the-art sitting and standing table. The second area comprises meeting and communication zones – ranging from presentation and meeting rooms in a variety of sizes to special zones for standing meetings and break rooms that can also be used by project teams for spontaneous meetings.

The furnishings

Furnishings

Across an area of approx. 1,000 m2, these furnishing systems ensure optimum flow in the daily work at KMS AG:

  • LO Extend Sitting/Standing Work Table
  • LO One Storage units
  • LO Motion Work Table

KMS took the expansion of its offices as an opportunity to furnish all workstations with height-adjustable tables – for improved ergonomics and choice, which are highly valued by employees.

LO One

The highly flexible steel cabinet family.

  • Sliding door, roll front, drawers, open, double door, wardrobe
  • Choose from a variety of functions, extensions and colours
  • Awarded the Red Dot Design Award

LO Extend

The smart, agile and cutting-edge desk and table family.

  • Sitting/standing desk, incremental adjustment, fixed height, meeting table
  • Lots of legroom (T-leg, no crossbeam); exemplary conformity with norms
  • Third level with multipurpose rail, screen and desk modules

LO Motion

The table family that maximises flexibility and function.

  • Conference table, side table/printer table, club table, counter table
  • Robust four-leg steel subframe for timeless elegance
  • Precisely configurable to 50 mm increments; extra-large dimensions up to 3200 x 1200 mm

The success

  • Additional meeting zones for improved teamwork
  • Modern sitting and standing tables for improved ergonomics
  • Alternative workstations used with high intensity right from the start
  • Several surveys have confirmed an increase in employee satisfaction
  • Strategic option of future transition to flexible workstations (increased efficiency in use of space if number of employees rises)