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Introducing Orbis Adapt – a desk with untethered connectivity

Introducing Orbis Adapt – a desk with untethered connectivity


Orbis Adapt by Zenith has been designed to address two common frustrations in workplaces today: the need for spatial flexibility and freedom from cable clutter. 

The modern workspace sees a daily flux of activity. Hybrid and on-the-go workers, online meetings, and manifold tasks prompt organisations to look to flexible furniture to keep up with their needs. 

From structures that define space using soft architecture, to meeting tables that double as break-out booths, adaptive furniture easily converts spaces to facilitate the work at hand. 
Nowhere is this need for adaptability more apparent than desking, where work modalities can shift throughout the day. Orbis Adapt has been thoughtfully designed, integrating a confluence of advanced electronics to answer this challenge.

Designed in partnership with soft wiring company OE Elsafe, Orbis Adapt is a world-first desking solution by Zenith Design Studio

Each desk is suitable for a single occupant and features electric height adjustment, laptop and mobile device charging, privacy screening, mobility, and a folding worktop. The integrated pull handle and lightweight design enable it to be easily relocated, reconfigured, or stored away.

Orbis Adapt by Zenith can be configured for different spaces and activities

Technical smarts

What really sets Orbis Adapt apart, however, is the unique wiring loom.

The solution features a highly resolved power delivery system, including a range of electronic and component-based innovations. At the centre of the system is a purpose-designed commercial workspace battery that will reliably power the height adjustment mechanism, the monitor and all peripheral devices for a full day or more from a single charge.

This charging feature is made possible through the integration of one, two or three batteries depending on the amount of power being consumed by the occupant. For example, two batteries are recommended to sustain 11.5 hours of use in a typical workplace scenario.

Daisy chain charging offers efficiency of space

Charging towards sustainability

As a passionate advocate for advancing sustainability goals, Zenith believes its furniture will play a pivotal role in the way energy is consumed. 

Orbis Adapt is a great example of how furniture can play a more sustainable role in the workplace of the future. A possible scenario could see low voltage buildings sustain their own energy needs by harvesting and storing energy, with the furniture playing a more dynamic role in how the energy is then delivered.

Orbis Adapt also incorporates a number of non-electrical features including the safety-minded anti-pinch spacer screen and the daisy chain charging for efficiency of space.

The commercial workspace battery will reliably power all peripheral devices for a full day or more from a single charge

New ways of working

The battery-enabled version of Orbis Adapt empowers users to change their workspace in according to their spatial needs throughout the day, allowing untethered connectivity.

Orbis Adapt incorporates safety-minded features like the anti-pinch spacer screen

True to its namesake, Orbis Adapt has been designed to evolve and adjust, with the capacity to be retrofitted with up to three battery packs to cater to all power consumption requirements. With the end user firmly in mind, the new Orbis Adapt upends traditional ideas of the ‘work desk’, empowering adaptability through cable-free movement.

For more innovative workspace solutions by Zenith, read about how the Precinct collection can help to create ‘spaces within spaces’.


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