Play & Work by Nowy Styl

Play as you work, work as you play

Play&Work is a product by Nowy Styl

In a contemporary office people change their work styles smoothly. The proper space arrangement, which gives employees a chance to choose the place where they want to perform their professional duties, can increase their efficiency by up to 60%.

No less than 24% of employee job satisfaction depends on a workplace. The right level of employee job satisfaction has a huge influence on people's motivation and increases the extent to which they identify with a company. How should you arrange an office space to attract the most talented employees and improve a team's job commitment?

Awards & Certificates

  • Reddot Award 2016
  • Iconic Awards 2016
  • German Design Award 2018
Gernot Oberfell, Jan Wertel

DESIGN: Gernot Oberfell, Jan Wertel

Gernot Oberfell and Jan Wertel began their career working with Ross Lovegrove, a master and designer of the Apple iMac, for many international clients. They both studied industrial design in Stuttgart.
WertelOberfell – this is the name of their own design studio established in London in 2007. Three years later, the designers opened their second studio in Munich.
Their projects reveal their interest in state-of-the-art technologies. They are a combination of logical thinking and beautiful organic shapes.

Silent rooms

98% of the most committed workers have access to a place where they can concentrate. Play&Work also enables you to furnish silent rooms using unconventional solutions together with traditional ones. A cabinet with an upholstered cover gives employees the ability to change their working position com­pletely (to a half-lying one), which has a positive influence on their health.

Informal meetings

88% of employees say that informal meetings have positive effect on the office atmosphere and team relationships. The high Play&Work table fixed to a cabinet has been designed to meet this need. Stand-up meetings are usually shorter, more effective and held in a less formal atmosphere. Moreover, they enable employees to change their working position.


Nowadays 70% of business interac­tions take place within an office space rather than in meeting zones. The additional seat provided by workbench systems and cabinets with a sitting function creates a perfect place for quick and spontaneous meetings of small teams.

Managerial office

The Play&Work managerial desk fixed to a sideboard offers an innovative approach to the classic solution. A rounded, linoleum-finished top with a clearly visible plywood structure combined with a unique leg shape creates an interesting piece of furniture.

Indivdual work

Regardless of the type of tasks we work on, everybody sometimes needs to work in peace. People in professions based on individual work may need constant quiet. High cabinets fixed to desks allow you to isolate workstations from the hustle and bustle of everyday office work. They also aid in arranging more workstations within a smaller space, which significantly optimises maintenance costs.