Dezeen Showroom: London studio Pearson Lloyd has created the multifunctional PORTS Storage shelf for office furniture brand Bene.
The unit forms part of Bene's PORTS line, which also contains a storage table and lounge chair designed for contemporary workplaces.
"The market for executive offices and furniture has not changed for over a century," said Pearson Lloyd co-founder Tom Lloyd.
"It is still defined in terms of hierarchy and old concepts of status, without considering the users' needs. PORTS offers a new way to define what a private workspace looks like and how it functions."
In response to this changing office landscape, PORTS Storage is designed to double up as a room divider or a cloakroom with shelves and can even house a mini-fridge, pinboards and whiteboards within its frame.
"The private office is slowly disappearing," added co-founder Luke Pearson.
"And managers are becoming more open, collaborative, democratic – and younger. So they need as much time and space as possible to plan how they will fulfil their responsibilities and to think creatively."
Product: PORTS Storage
Designer: Pearson Lloyd