For ASSMANN the office is still the place to be and work

London, 03.11.2015

It has been almost four years since Assmann Büromöbel, the German Office Furniture manufacturer announced its presence in the UK and particularly in London. The manufacturer with roots in Germany is a popular choice amongst Architects and Designers when it comes to designing, manufacturing, supplying and installing office furniture across the UK. Assmann's manufacturing process takes place in Melle, Germany, where a state of the art factory boasts some of the latest manufacturing machinery with cutting edge design and engineering software.

Assmann's long-lasting and high quality office furniture is distributed from the warehouse in Northampton and is on display at their popular showroom in the heart of London, Farringdon. The UK team might be small but it offers a full service including design, space planning installation and flexibility in adapting the products to the project. The UK is the most important export market for Assmann. As a matter of fact the team will be doubled next year and business will be extended into other parts of the UK. The whole Assmann group aims to turn over € 95 Million this year.

Assmann also credits its current buoyancy to the fact that its clients are not merely ordering desks, shelving, or chairs, but completely reconfiguring their workspaces to respond to new ways of working. For example, although the standing desk has been around for generations, its popularity has suddenly spiked thanks to employers realising how important movement is in the workplace. Another example is the size of the working space. The British Council for Offices found that in 2013, the average office allowed 10.9 square meters per workstation, down from 11.8 square meters in 2009. The modern office is smaller and more densely populated than in the past. This is especially true for London.

“What people sometimes forget is that you need space to accommodate the chair while working standing up. If sit/stand is a no, try our sit/sit solution,
I sometimes think this is the best solution in a lot of the present London Office layouts, as it allows the user to set his/her desk to the height that suits them”, says Stuart Berkeley, Managing Director at Assmann UK.

Assmann's sit/sit solutions are equipped with a crank handle so they can be adjusted to the right height for the user. A recent completed project for this kind of system has been with Chubb Insurance in London, which is now equipped with 400 units of Assmann Benches.

What works for an Insurance company might be different across other industries, but for Assmann, despite the many new ways of working on the rise, the office is still the place to be.

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Panoramic view open plan office, equipped with 400 ASSMANN benches

ASSMANN bench and storage system Allvia at Chubb Insurance London

Space is premium in London and Assmann's sit/sit desk benches adjust to every working environment

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