Office workspace design of the old days required uniform styles – from the reception area to the bosses’ rooms. Today though, flexibility and comfort are the focused. The entire workplace area does not even have to look formal or business-like. That is why, most offices are designed with the concept of bringing the outdoor atmosphere in. This simply means use of natural floral patters in artworks and fabrics, as well as installing exposed concrete floors and reclaimed wood paneling. Living walls are becoming more and more popularly used, as well.
By Matthew Millman
By David Massengill Photography
Bringing the home design into the workplace is another design idea being used today. That is why some offices have incorporated couches and coffee tables into some areas; like the conference rooms and lounge areas.
By David Wakely
Visnick & Caulfield Associates Designs
By Uzi Porat
By Smart Studio
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By Giulio Asso
Morpho Studio Designs
Goodbye to cubicles is another new design trend in offices. Non-assigned seating has overtaken the multipurpose spaces. This allows for one space to be utilised for a lot of purposes like casual breaks and multimedia presentations. Multipurpose areas are designed with height-adjustable tables or oval-shaped desks.
By Ilya Ivanov
By Eric Laignel
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By Christopher Nose
No more permanent layouts for workplace spaces is yet another new concept being implemented. As mentioned above, flexibility and comfort are important aspects for today’s office design. This means use of flexible work landscape with modular components that can be stacked, moved around and mixed.