ottowilliams | design

1999/2000 Metro/Steelcase

Detour is a family of complimentary products designed to support highly mobile project teams in open office environments. Landmark architectural storage elements demark and anchor team zones and are complimented by mobile archetypes including tables, desks, personal storage, display, screens, and seating. The inherent flexibility of the system enables organizations to quickly transform their space in response to changes in team structure, size and project schedule

Detour was designed in response to the increasingly dynamic workstyles of the time. In the nineties, employee churn rates were up and the use of independent contractors to expand team capabilities “on demand” was an emerging trend within the corporate workplace. The rise of the internet spawned legions of new project workers and the increasingly mobile technology to support them. Detour was created to better support this more mobile and flexible workforce.