DesignThe Bivi series of desks, tables, and accessories by Turnstone were built with one thing in mind, and one thing only: the modern, small and growing business. They were designed to serve in every capacity, answer every need, and anticipate every bump in the road or change in plans that a small business and a modern worker are likely to encounter. The furniture is exceedingly simple - it has a small number of components, it can be go from boxed to built in less than five minutes, and it's lightweight and easy to move - but it offers a huge range of options, configurations, personalization, and attachments. This is some of the first truly modular small office furniture on the modern market, and it's been built especially for small, smart, growing businesses - like yours.
There are three simple components in the Bivi desking system: the legs (or base) of the desk, the desktop itself, and the electronics trough. With these three simple structures, you can build any number of desks, tables, conferencing centers, and group work areas. You can build them and take them apart in less than five minutes, and they're easy to move and arrange. That's exactly what you need, and it's exactly what Turnstone was going for.
There are two metal legs, and each is shaped like a widening block "U." Sturdy but lightweight, they do a great job of holding up not only the desktop and the electronic trough, but also the computers, files, and miscellaneous work implements that stay on the modern desk. The desk's most important design feature is the grooves on the flat sides of the legs. These grooves make it possible to connect the desk to other pieces in the Bivi Collection (like additional Tables and storage units), and they also give the desk the ability to shape shift and become more personal and customized into different configurations.
The legs are tough enough to take on the weight of the attachments and the desk itself, adaptable enough to fit with and be the base for every possible configuration of the Bivi Table, but they're light enough to be easy to move and play with.
The desk top has a wood finish, and plenty of variations in color and construction. The main option is the simple plane of the desk top, called the Table Top. It has small cut-out in the back, which is where the cords for your electronic appliances and laptop or computer feed into the electronics trough. This top clips easily into the legs, creating a desk or part of a conferencing system or group work area. The other top has what's called a "Back Pocket," a storage tub in the back of the desk, covered by two sliding panels that keep one third of the hollow open. A third Pocket Cover may be added if you wish. Another one of the attachments you can add to the desk is called a Half Round Table Top, a semi-circle that acts as another worksurface on one or both ends.
There are several color and finish options you can choose from when you purchase the desking system from Smart Office - check out our fantastic swatch viewer to see what you think will work best for you, or give us a call at 888-467-6278.
The third major component of the system is the electronics trough, which forms the very back of the desk's frame and houses all your messy and unwieldy computer cables. Look at it this way: if the trough weren't there, you'd be kicking your computer cable at least twice a day. The trough features the option to add Integrated Power strips.
Connect the legs, electronics trough, and top, and you've got an excellent desk. But then the fun really begins - now you can mix and match, add and subtract attachments, and make the desks as effective, attractive and productive as you can for each individual employee, and the company as a whole. When it comes to modular furniture solutions, nothing beats the Bivi Desks, Tables and Accessories you can get right here at Smart Office.
There are many different ways to take those basic components and create a fully functional, beautiful, and personal office space. You can create individual desks, group work stations, conference tables, and entire office layouts quickly, easily, and simply. That's what modular office furniture is all about.
Of course, not every office manager or business owner is an expert in interior design. That's why we have a great staff of eager-to-help designers (we call them that because they're awesome and knowledgeable, not because they live in studio apartments and wear clothes made in France) who can help you identify exactly what you need for your own space. At Smart Furniture our credo is Design on Demand, and that means making sure our customers get what they want. We love it when customers have a big hand in developing, and therefore designing, their own office furniture. We know small and growing businesses have enough problems to keep manager and owners busy, and our support staff and our furniture are designed to make everything easier, more efficient, and more productive.
One of the most popular configurations is the face to face desk, whose two legs and two desk tops are combined to create a square sort of double desk, with its occupants facing each other. Another popular, smaller creation is a double desk that is horizontal, with two desks attached at the hip as it were, and facing in opposite directions. When it comes to conference tables, there is no limit to how long, or how large, your table can be. The desk can attach and detach as often you like, and conference tables can have two, four, six, even eight tops or more.
You make this furniture completely your own, and help to define the look of your entire office, while also allowing individual desks to express their own priorities and personalities. Accessories are a great way of doing this.
Attachments range from the productive to the functional to the essential. Half Rounds (semi-circular table extensions that fit the ends of a double-deep desk) can be essential for a long conference table setup or a desk that needs a little extra room. "Trunks," rectangular storage compartments that hang on the edge of the desk, are a great way to store and display whatever you need to. There are storage shelves of multiple sizes, and a number of shelving attachments that will add whatever your Bivi Desk and Table configurations need to be complete.
The design of the Bivi line is ingenious, and completely of its time. The way people work and the work they do has changed dramatically, and this is one of the first furniture lines that has caught up to the trend. Small offices and growing business need furniture that's flexible, that's built for technology, and that's built for collaboration. With Bivi Desks, Tables and Accessories, Turnstone has made a major contribution to the way we work now.