In office furniture design we've seen tons of would-be successors to the cubicle, but nothing's really taken root yet. The latest to throw their hat into the ring is Italian furniture manufacturer Tecno, with their Red-Dot-Award-winning Beta workplace, designed by Pierandrei Associati:
Beta is a fresh furniture system that addresses the needs of the creative office. Using flexible system elements, offices can be creatively reconfigured and redesigned, while constantly adjusting to the user's individual work style. The starting point of this innovative concept was the idea that a progressive office should provide space for working on both an individual and a team basis as well as space for relaxation, while fostering the shared use of knowledge. Thus beta is not just a simple furniture system, but rather an atmospheric work environment.
At press time Pierandrei Associati's website was down, but Contemporist has got tons-o'-shots of the Beta system up.