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Hot-Desking Made Personal

A few years ago, I was working for a telecommunication company and we had a hot desk open concept system in our workplace. Laying out your stuff in the morning and clearing it at the end of the day was a total pain in the arse. I hated it the trouble so much that I wanted to start plotting my own “designated seat”, but of course, my plan didn’t work out.

Looking back at the crazy amount of papers and random things we had to carry around every single darn day AND look for a spot to work, makes me wonder who came up with that idea. But guess who is here to save the hot desking day? Gustav.

 

With two-thirds of multinational corporations planning to implement hot-desking and shared office spaces by 2020, two New Zealand based entrepreneurs are bringing their startup to Australian businesses and employees to help meet demand and fulfil a critical requirement – enter Gustav: the ultimate toolbox for people in flexible working environments.

“We’re massive fans of co-working, hot-desking, and shared spaces but with more than 60% of Australians opposed to losing their personal workspace, we want them to know there’s a solution available to them,” says Gustav co-founder and designer Christian Pistauer. “Flexible working spaces offer employers and employees more freedom, efficiency in the use of space, and they promote collaboration. But the change to a flexible office can sometimes be difficult for people emotionally, as they are used to a dedicated desk that they can make their own.”

This is where Gustav comes in; a portable toolbox which doubles as a laptop stand. It is light, beautifully designed, and holds all the work essentials anyone needs, allowing them to set up their personal workspace in seconds. Pistauer’s co-founder of Gustav, and brand consultant, Judit Maireder says: “I’ve seen it first hand: one of the downsides of agile working is the difficulty a lack of fixed space can have on people’s emotions. Agile working is great if people have the right tools, for instance, the ability to set up a workspace which is unique to their needs, in seconds. That’s why we invented Gustav.” Gustav allows workers to carry their workspace with them wherever they go or store it in a locker or shelf in their shared office space. The elegant design has also been recognised as a finalist for the Best Design Awards.

Pistauer and Maireder have launched Gustav for sale at GustavConcept.com with an initial focus on driving bulk sales to businesses and shared spaces. They will soon open individual unit sales to the public.

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