The Milder Partition offers an elegant solution with integrated SoundSoak panels to dampen sound, and translucent Acrylic panels let in light.
In response to a general frustration with the open office plan, Milder Office designed a partition system that allows workers to see and be seen at their choosing. Individual areas feel open yet enclosed, enabling workers to concentrate on the task at hand without feeling isolated.
Research has shown that that people do their best work in environments that allow for both social ‘buzz’ and activity while also providing them with boundaries and separation. The integrated SoundSoak acoustical wall panels absorb 50% to 90% of the sound striking the surface – reducing noise within a space and reducing noise transfer between areas.
The Milder Partition can stand alone or can be mounted to our workstations allowing for flexible floor layouts that vary from area to area. The system’s custom aluminum hardware is typical Milder, sleek, and minimal. The pre-finished birch plywood and SoundSoak are available in a range of colors. We also offer UV printed Pantones colors to match branding or existing color schemes.
We first connected to the Henry Street Settlement (HSS) through our work and longstanding relationship with the Lower Eastside Tenement Museum, for which we designed and produced office furniture as well as retail fixtures and displays for their museum store. After years of negotiating with the city, Henry Street Settlement was able to add the Firehouse to their headquarter row on Henry Street. Working with Renee Epps, Facilities Manager at HSS, and a team of architects from Beyer Binder Bell, we developed and produced workstations and meeting room furniture for the four floors of the Firehouse. Because groups of workstations are clustered in relatively small and tall spaces, we worked with a sound engineer to limit the level of sound by adding Sound Soak panels and translucent Acrylic panels to our standard partition wall.
Individual single-pedestal workstations have partition installed on two or three sides, allowing for workers to see and be seen at their choosing. Individual areas feel open yet enclosed. The Milder Partitions can stand alone or can be mounted to our workstations allowing for flexible floor layouts that vary from area to area. Also, research has shown that that people do their best work in environments that allow for both social buzz while also providing them with boundaries (separation). The integrated Soundsoak acoustical wall panels absorb 50% to 90% of the sound striking the surface – reducing noise within a space and reducing noise transfer between areas.
We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to be part of this project team and are excited that the Firehouse has been put back into service for this amazing/historical neighborhood organization.
Hope, growth, change, recovery are the guiding tenets. Hope, growth, change, recovery are the guiding tenets at the Henry Street Settlement’ Community Consultation Center (CCC). CCC opened in 1946 as one of the first public clinics to provide psychiatric care to the community.
The Milder Butcher Block table was awarded Gold Distinction as part of the 2019 Modern Library Awards, a product competition judged by Librarians who have specified our products for their libraries. Across the nation, libraries are fast becoming STEM and Maker-focused, offering their communities programming to inspire and empower kids and adults alike to make, create and learn new skills.
Re-designed for a shop and maker environment, our Maker Series offers a robust reboot of the Milder Furniture System. The work tables boast a 1.5″ thick maple butcher block top that can take all the abuse as well as the love, from clamps, to fabric patterns and laptops. Tables can be easily moved or ganged to support a variety of studio and classroom activities. A range of sizes are available.
The Maker Series includes a mobile storage partition, tool carts, and the butcher block tables. We design with durability in mind. The pipe base with cross-bars and diagonal struts create a strong self-supporting base that the butcher block top is clipped onto. The butcher block top can be rejuvenated through annual sanding and oiling (instead of using lacquer). Table aprons are made of pre-finished birch ply and are available in a variety of colors as well as HPL laminate. Aprons shown here in grey pre-finished birch ply.
The melamine film-faced plywood is available in a variety of colors including: natural (clear), red, blue, yellow, blue, and dark brown. High pressure laminate is also available. As always, customization is our strength, and we can build to your preferred specifications.
A + Awards Finalist for 2017 competition sponsored by Architizer
The Mobile Storage Partition (MSP) and MSP Mini are designed to support dynamic and evolving environments.
A true hybrid for the work and learning environment, the containers are are part display board, part storage, part movable wall. The perfect complement for any studio, office or school, the units are easily moved from one space to another and can be ganged to partition the space as needed.
Options include: markerboard (magnetic markerboard available), pin-up surface (cork), paper roll, baskets, shelves, drawers, and doors (locks optional).
The perfect complement to any university study hall or library, the Milder Convertible Carrel is designed to support both group work and individual learning. Using a piston mechanism, the desktop flips upwards to reveal a secondary work-surface with privacy panels; a reading table converts to a semi-private study carrel.
The convertible carrel maximizes use of space while responding to students changing study needs throughout the semester.
The Convertible Carrel is available in a single or double sided configurations. Options include overhead shelf, light, power and data and/or wire cutouts.
Library Carrels provide a semi private study/work space and are designed for the university and library settings where students and researchers prefer to work undisturbed. The height of the (three sided) partition can be modified to increase or decrease sight lines. Available as single or double sided, the carrels can be ganged to create unique spaces within a large open plan. For example, use a row of single sided carrels to partition a space for different functions. The carrels may be specified with lighting, storage/lockers, power and data, pin-wall surfaces and more.
Credenzas are configured in widths up to four modules at desktop height. Our tall credenza features a double top for additional storage. Pedestals can be outfitted with drawers, doors, open storage and files in letter, legal, and lateral formats.
Have a more than four pedestals in mind? Credenzas can be built to your preferred size.
The Basic Workstation offers a simple solution for the modern workspace while boasting a wide range of options for customization (scroll to see some examples). Add-ons include under the desktop wire management cubbies (channels), hangers, storage shelves, keyboard trays, monitor stands (or arms), wire cutouts, casters and more. The workstation has 11″ partial modesty panel on three sides and is available in a variety of sizes. Add casters and allow for easy reconfiguration of your space in response to work/team needs. Standard desktop height is 29″.
Keep things organized with our Mobile Pedestal. It parks neatly under your desk or table, and doubles as an additional work surface or seat. Drawer pull and locks optional. Mobile Pedestals are available in several configurations including: one box drawer and one file drawer, or two pencil drawers and one file drawer, or with a door and adjustable shelves.
The simple design celebrates the beauty of the pre-finished birch plywood with exposed edges and our distinctive capscrew. Our rectangular and round worktables are available in a variety of sizes and finishes at a standard height of 29″. Add casters and easily re-configure your space to suit the task at hand. Customization is our strength. Specify your preferred color for table top and aprons. The melamine film-faced plywood is available in a variety of colors including: natural (clear), red, blue, yellow, blue, and dark brown or the laminate color of your choice. Different material can be specified for desktop and aprons.
Rounded corners per architect (custom)
White high pressure laminate
You may specify different colors for the table top and aprons.
The Milder Closed or Open Back Storage System is designed for books and files in freestanding and wall mounted configurations. Storage units are available up to 7 units high (102″ tall) and 4 units wide (78”). Modular and re-configurable, these storage systems allow you to add-on additional compartments. Doors may be specified for entire units or for selected compartments. Units can serve as partitions and room dividers and can be assembled to be accessible from both sides. Further, back panels may be removed to create open shelves.
Custom grid per client specifications
Top cubbies specified with acrylic panels
The unit custom serves as a wall between offices and a waiting area. Center panel is acrylic and allows light through.