De Vorm's Workspace Divider lamp adds privacy to open offices

According to, Dutch brand De Vorm's combined lamp and desk partition has been designed to bring privacy to crowded open offices.

The felt AK 2 Workspace Divider Lamp creates a visual and audio shield from the person sitting on the other side of it.





Hanging from the ceiling on thin cords, the rectangular felt divider bisects a table to create two separate workstations. An LED fluorescent bulb on either side of the divider provides equal levels of light to the two workers.





The lamp has been created for open-plan spaces, where noise levels can provide a distraction from work.


 "Its large shape shields users from their environment, enabling them to work in a relaxed and concentrated manner," said the brand, which has also released seating designed in partnership with Benjamin Hubert.

The AK 2 Workspace Divider's internal acoustic foam acts as a sound dampener, helping to minimise acoustic reverberation and create a quieter and more private area for workers. By placing several lamps alongside each other, the acoustic effect can be increased.


The lamp's PET felt exterior is made from recycled bottles, and is also itself recyclable. It comes in grey and dark grey as standard, but can be ordered in eight more custom shades, including green, pink and blue.