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Ernest is a traditional Flemish name
Circling back to the center
of the space, we passed traditional work-
stations and an adaptable conference table,
which slides out similar to the kitchen table
that exposes a sink and induction stovetop.
“We began with office furniture 20 years
ago, so we still want to show that,” Herbert
explained, as he slid both ends of the
conference table apart and flipped a middle
surface up to take the worksurface from
eight to 12 feet.
“You guys look like you’re in an Apple
commercial right now,” Deleon laughed.
“While he’s doing that, watch out for your
iPads, iPhones, watches—and body parts.”
But luckily, the controlled flipping
mechanisms meant no smashed fingers
and another nod to the company’s Belgian
roots. It is also emblematic of the space and
brands’ shared philosophy. “By definition,
the word earnest embodies the collective’s
core values,” Herbert said.
embodies the collective’s core values.
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