The decor adds character and personality to a place. Whether you are talking about a residence or a workplace, the style and variety of furniture play an important role in defining the appearance and atmosphere of the interior. In fact, there is a clear difference between the type of furniture design for the home and the office, since the purposes they serve can be quite different from each other. For example, at work, the comfort and design of a chair take on a much greater significance than it would at home due to the fact that an individual can sit hunched for hours on the office chair.
Let’s take a look at some of the popular styles and trends observed in modern office furniture nowadays:
Modular furniture design
Modular furnishings have gained enormous popularity in recent decades due to the fact that it has a winning combination of aesthetics and smart functionality. By allowing efficient use of space, modern lines and trends, it makes use of intelligent concepts that help reduce clutter and improve organization skills while giving the workplace a contemporary look. Desks and chairs, conference tables, wardrobes, shelves, booths and workstations are just some of the pieces of furniture that benefit greatly from the use of modular ideas.
“Ergonomics” is essentially a science applied to the design of equipment. It takes into account the factors that contribute to maximizing design security. The idea is that it should help increase the productivity of the people who are using the equipment.
With the number of hours people tend to spend in offices these days, responsible organizations pay close attention in choosing office furniture to ensure it is comfortable for employees.
Renowned furniture manufacturers have dedicated design lines that are aligned with ergonomic considerations. These designs are very important for maintaining the right contours, the angles for the supports and backrests, the means of adjusting the height and so on. People are particularly vulnerable to injury and discomfort in areas such as neck, back, shoulders and wrists due to long periods of sitting and physical inactivity. It is here that ergonomic furniture is very useful, as it is intended to stress the human body as little as possible.
Collaborative furniture and greater mobility
Modern office furniture in many workplaces encourages the use of open planes for open and effective communication, teamwork and camaraderie among employees. Shared workstations are commonly required. Not only do they allow team members to work close to each other, but they are also very efficient in terms of space use, which is a paramount consideration when real estate is so scarce and expensive.
In addition, almost all offices today prefer chairs with wheels. While allowing for a greater degree of transportation, mobile furniture also allows people to work together in a more productive way. High tables, comfortable stools to sit on for informal meetings and adjustable desks are all examples of trends that are gaining popularity.
by Ommy Panchal