Public Office Landscape



Public Office Landscape

Based on the belief that the more people connect, the better they work, Public transforms every part of the office—including individual desks—into places for collaboration. It’s the first office system to support casual work and to provide comfort at the desk, in circulation spaces, and in group areas—all within a consistent design vocabulary. Visually uniform and modular surfaces, storage, and seating can be configured into a broad range of settings that encourage fluid transitions between collaborative and focused work.

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  • Vibrant and Varied

Béhar’s concept proposed collaborative areas in close proximity to and as a part of individual workspaces. The design would encourage the type of productive interaction that drives organizations forward.


During the development process, Béhar tested prototypes at the fuseproject office in San Francisco. He and his team worked among the evolving design for 18 months and used their experiences to inform and refine the concept.

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With a modular kit of parts, Public enables people to work how and where they want. Casual group areas become destinations for brainstorming, teamwork, presentations, and meetings. Individual workspaces facilitate sharing and interaction, or productivity and privacy.


Public elements can be arranged into configurations that express culture and foster belonging—and that can evolve as needs change. Layers of color and material create visual consistency and enhance the flow of movement from individual to group activities, and from private to shared spaces.