The New Office

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Workplace interiors has undergone a significant paradigm shift over the last five years, with the primary driver being the prioritisation of wellbeing. 

The link between well-being and the built environment has been studied for many years, but has never been as prevalent as this post-pandemic era. Employers recognise the powerful effects on efficiency and profitability with a happy workforce – and are therefore investing in providing better workspaces.

dynamic, responsive and nurturing dive into today’s workplace

One of the most noticeable changes in workplace interior design has been the shift towards open office layouts. Cubicles and enclosed offices have given way to flexible open spaces that promote collaboration and communication among employees – which not only encourages teamwork, but also allows the fostering of friendships.

A larger proportion of break out and informal meeting spaces encourage movement around the office floor, and therefore create a social environment. Although this is supported by soundproof meeting rooms, phone booths, and individual workstations which accommodate working environments for all preferences.

Looking toward finishes, most designers are turning to biophilic design. This simply means incorporating elements of nature within the design, and can be done in many ways from planting, natural materials, nature inspired colour palettes, fluid forms and so on. 

Circadian lighting is a great way to recreate natural daylight conditions, particularly in offices with deep floorplates, and specifying linens and cottons over polyester blends is a simple way to bring in biophilic elements. 


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