ViewLite Plus Dynamic Monitor Arm by Tijs Horn

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
ViewLite Plus

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Dynamic Monitor Arm

INSPIRATION:
Minimalism was key while designing this product, mechanically as well as cosmetically. Using a new technology enabled us to design a slim product since it does not have to house a bulky spring. The industrial design for this monitor arm is centered around elementary shapes and clean lines, which created a timeless design.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The ViewLite Plus dynamic monitor arm is a unique product. Instead of using a conventional height adjustment mechanism based on either a coil spring or gas strut, it uses Single Direction Bearings (SDB). Our SDB mechanism completely balances the chosen position of the monitor. It provides enough friction to prevent the screen from sagging, and almost no friction at all when the user is moving the monitor upwards. This method completely eliminates the necessity for springs or gas struts. Because of the constant force applied in conventional mechanisms to counter balance the monitor weight, a hazardous situation can arise while this load is removed. The ViewLite Plus lacks this constant tension and is therefore entirely safe under all circumstances. Also the need for tweaking the monitor balance belongs to the past since any and all other hardware (i.e. laptops, tablets or different sizes and weights of monitors) will not affect the balance and previously set height position. When compared to coil springs and gas struts, the life-time of our SDB mechanism is far greater than anything currently on the market. Additionally, the use of recycled aluminium as a main material and implementing design for disassembly further improve sustainability. Because of the open extensions of the ViewLite Plus, cable management is unlike anything else. It has become an integral part of the design. The quick-install-release-system simplifies installation and disassembly, which is a big time-saver. Especially in large projects.

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PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
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FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Unexpected Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Recycled aluminum and plastic are used to produce this product, die cast aluminum makes the ViewLite Plus easy to recycle.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dynamic height adjustment with a 240mm range Stepless depth adjustment with a 543mm range Comes with both bolt through desk and desk clamp Suitable for desktop thicknesses of 10-40 (clamp) 50 (bolt through) mm Rotate 360°, tilt +90°/-55°, swivel 360° Easily mounted and adjusted VESA: MIS-D 75 x 75/100 x 100mm compatible Includes advanced and practical Quick Release VESA system Max. weight capacity 7kg/monitor (up to 24"/24"W) Main components produced from aluminium Integrated cable management Monitor rotation lock can be enabled Swivel limit possible (pre-set to +90°/-90°)

TAGS:
Sustainable, innovative, monitor, arm, monitorarm, ergonomic, aluminium

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
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CHALLENGE:
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ADDED DATE:
2013-02-27 07:46:06

TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Tijs Horn - Product Designer and Roderik Mos - Product Manager

IMAGE CREDITS:
Tijs Horn, 2012.

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.dataflex-int.com/en/catalog/monito r-arms-viewlite
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Dataflex

PROFILE:
Dataflex was founded in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 1982. A year later the company (offices and production facilities) moved to Krimpen a/d IJssel, just east of Europe's biggest main port. That's where you will find us today. Currently Dataflex specializes in developing and manufacturing professional solutions in small office furniture and ergonomic workplace accessories and has meanwhile become a leading supplier of such products in Europe. Dataflex has active sales offices in the Benelux, United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy. Also outside Europe Dataflex products are sold. Our range is offered exclusively to and through the trade (dealerships, catalogues, importers and distributors).

NOMINATION DETAILS

Viewlite Plus Dynamic Monitor Arm by Tijs Horn is a Nominee in Engineering and Technical Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Viewlite Plus Dynamic Monitor Arm by Tijs Horn is Winner in Engineering and Technical Design Category, 2012 - 2013.



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