Case Study A Leading Medical Device Manufacturer

The client is a global medical technology brand that transforms lives through science. For its first Malaysian office, it wanted to create a range of collaborative and private spaces that replicated the look and feel of its Boston HQ while meeting its local business needs.


Penang, Malaysia

Where the client HQ uses traditional tall cubicle workstations, the Penang office wanted more open space while still retaining a certain level of privacy. In answer to the brief, Haworth used Soft Shelter and Realm Pods to create a range of focus-oriented workspaces mixed with more flexible, collaborative pieces for quick brainstorming sessions and team meetings.

Our Shift system was the perfect solution – it provides sufficient privacy with front and side panels without needing overwhelmingly tall cubicles. Very Task Chairs offer great ergonomic features while HAT tables deliver flexible sit-stand work surfaces for greater employee health benefits.

A Maria Table, Point Stools and To-Do Chairs provide ample opportunities to huddle around a Planes Easer Whiteboard and generate new ideas. In client-facing areas, EZ65 2.0 Guest Chairs and a Landscape Sofa offer comfort while reflecting the business’ unique brand identity.