When it comes to command center console furniture, the NASA look of yesteryear is long gone. Heavy, metallic consoles and equally weighty wooden furniture are considered relics of the past, in a bit of the same way that NASA space shuttles have gotten sleeker and more agile. The latest approach to designing command centers is minimalist, with thin shapes and lines and even lighter materials, like faux wood, Lucite, and Plexiglas. Desks that look like above-ground submarines have been replaced with polished tables with ample leg room like you’re flying first-class.
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As you may have read in our previous series, it’s not a far reach to understand how military facilities might utilize control room furniture. When it comes to dealing with important actions and missions, ergonomic furniture partnered with cutting-edge technology can help make military professionals make of-the-moment life-or-death decisions to the best of their abilities.
Whether it’s control room consoles or office desks, purchasing new furniture is fun. (Who doesn’t love shopping at IKEA?) But just as you look for a sofa that will last through many a cat nap and maybe even an occasional couch-crasher, you should also put the same ideals into searching for control room furniture (although you don’t want employees napping on the job). Command center furnishings should help staff members be able to do their jobs to the best of their abilities for many years to come, without inhibiting their comfort while standing up to wear and tear.
If you’re part of an organization that has many complicated systems, has a data center, or manages and monitors a variety of information in real time, then you probably have a control room.
Control rooms are the heart of many organizations, where information pulses like blood and extends to other areas of an organizational system like veins in a body. Control or command rooms help users connected to the system collaborate to make the best decisions, whether it’s in the form of security or monitoring numbers or trends.