upStage has been refreshed with a series of comprehensive upgrades that addresses multiple criteria and organizational requirements. These enhancements combine function, aesthetics, improved planning capabilities and innovative formats. With an even wider range of user options, upStage can be specified across the floor plan.
Many of these enhancements represent value-engineering options, providing a more competitively priced product. The latest upStage developments include:
• new lightweight, open storage formats
• integrated height-adjustability
• side filers
• new frameless upholstered screen formats
• softer curvilinear worksurfaces
• new shared open worksurface supports
Height-adjustable tables integrate with upStage storage – an innovative approach to providing height adjustability without compromising the furniture look of the workstation. Integration of height adjustability within storage promotes healthy postures, increased physical activity at the workplace and addresses sit-stand worker needs, while keeping mechanisms hidden and maintaining upStage’s clean lines. Credenzas for height-adjustable tables add extra functionality to the layout without hindering the flexibility of the table, which can be moved or reconfigured later if desired.
Two new worksurfaces have been introduced to upStage. The End Worksurface offers a superior manner to finish the side end of the stage cluster. The Dual Worksurface package consists of a pair of perpendicular worksurfaces and a support kit that reduces the number of supports. As an option, the accessory beam accommodates any mountable space division products.
Available on new and existing worksurfaces and tables are radius corners, which offer a two- or four-rounded corner option. The corners are optimized to allow desk-edge screens planning with the curved Infinity fabric.
A new Casual Thick Solid Screen mounts to the stage accessory beam to provide privacy between workstations on either side of the stage. Designed as an extension of the Solid Lateral Floor Screen, the Casual Thick Solid Screen is available with or without a glass top, and alignment options to provide a tight, fit finish. When specified with an accessory rail, the Casual Thick Solid Screen accommodates selected items from PAX Personal Accessories and fx workplace accessories collections, and the Sit and Slide collection from Expansion Cityline.
new upstage storage
Storage enhancements include new storage formats such as Side Filer, Mini Side Filer and Storage Cube, plus variations of existing concepts: Elevated Hutch Stacker, Lateral Tower and Height-Adjustable Integrated Credenzas.
Side Filer and Mini Side Filer offer a small footprint storage format, which also provides space division. Storage Cubes take advantage of unutilized space underneath the stage to store personal and office belongings. Lateral Towers and Elevated Hutch Stackers are functional in their space division, storage and collaboration capabilities.
The Simple Stage is a light-weight, cost-reduced version of the stage. It features double-sided electrics, and new fixed electrics for further cost savings, that are optimized for symmetrical planning.
upStage enhancements feature numerous aesthetic improvements. New worksurface supports allow a reduction in the number of legs required, resulting in a cleaner, polished look. New upholstered Infinity Screens with their slim, frameless design are available in a variety of heights and modesty levels. All additions combined provide a lighter, more contemporary expression of the already popular upStage offering.