A guide to modern office furniture. What factors to consider to make the offices fit for the worker and not the other way around. How to make the environments of an office spaces capable of giving well-being to workers.
The new way to do office it is no longer focused only on the tasks and functions of workers in terms of skills. We are in the time of the culture of a worker thought of as a person first of all, capable of giving the best of himself in certain conditions, which are now indispensable.
From the United States we borrow the studies and proposals presented in large halls dedicated to office design. From these we take inspiration to offer a series of solutions aimed at creating a modern office, which follows the new philosophy of work.
Clear guidelines of the new discoveries in the field of productivity, which they propose for each objective design objects and harmonies to center them.
The office: quality generates productivity
The office is where we spend most of our day. In America, the diktat is followed that productivity is strongly related towork environment and this old adage has recently been confirmed by field studies as well.
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The new trend winning, if we are organizing an office, is to create benefits for collaborators also in terms of the quality of life in the office.
Workers as guests
L’office it goes thought as a set of spaces used to different purposes, all of which have a goal, to welcome. Receive every morning those who work and host customers, in short, take care of both permanent guests, collaborators, and occasional customers, as a hotelier would do.
Reception for workers, which must be put in a position to give the best of oneself and receptivity for customers who feel comfortable doing business with you.
We choose materials and finishes with texture pleasant to the touch and warm colors, an important piece for center thetarget hospitality.
Design consistent with the activity
Each furnishing project must be designed and built in harmony with the type of main activity that takes place.
You will absolutely agree that the tech environment will welcome different personalities from an accounting management office. Therefore compliance between design and functionality with there purpose operational of the office.
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The well-being of collaborators
The eye wants its part, this is also an element to be taken into consideration. Living in well-kept environments for many hours in the day, it can only be good for those who work in the office and those who manage it.
It is too much to talk about happiness, but about Welfare you have to take care of it when projects a workplace.
In step with the transformations
Among the new frontiers in the world of work, there is the changing technology quickly the supports on which you operate, together with the changes that the market of the work imposes.
Both factors mark another step to consider. The office must be designed so that the layout is flexible And simple to modify in step with the renewed needs.
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Furnish the modern office
All these premises converge in layout details for spaces and are translated into forms, colors and choices of design which we will now see in detail. Good design for workspaces in this area goes beyond the canons of beauty and aesthetics.
Let’s see in detail how to furnish a truly modern office.
Shapes and colors for the modern office
Natural light to let in, as much as possible, into the offices. This results in windows leave free from objects, to full glass, if privacy permits. If not used pure gods curtains by colors clear, use neutral colored panels, composed of fabrics very light in the plot or in any case not darkening.
Green walls and winter gardens are two highlights of the modern office.
The vegetal walls for interiors I’m able to purify L’environment from harmful particles and of reduce noise, induce at the concentration and to productivity, reduce the stress as only vegetation can do. Made up of plant material, water and earth, they require little maintenance, thanks to the standard humidity of indoor environments.
Leveraging a Terrace or any indoor uncovered space you can to achieve a winter Garden, covering the space with the system most suited to the style of the building, as well as in compliance with the regulations regarding volumes. Let all can enjoy, even actively from these common areas.
The modern office has diversified spaces, other places for destination ed use, to share with the colleagues or to use to recharge alone.
Translated into practice it means to design and furnish areas for the break And relaxation areas. The same spaces, in the flexible and modular solutions that we talked about, they can be transformed into areas for the internal meetings, gyms for brainstorming and places for collective programming.
From the long and dark corridors where many doors leading to the rooms overlooked, today theoffice it is more and more workspace. The new trends travel to co-living, open and shared spaces, large multiple locations, large desks.
The criterion to be adopted is that of design for the open spaces of the living areas of the house. So space for sofas to create environments, equipped walls that are used to organize objects and things, without removing the light.
Ergonomics in the office cannot be declined. First the seats, sessions able to welcome in comfortable way collaborators in their job functions. Nobody can give the best of themselves by being in an unnatural position for many hours, otherwise goodbye to the creativity that also comes from the pleasure of being comfortable.
In the office it is also workstation, workstations ad variable height, to be i supports and not the worker to having to adapt. The average height for a desk is 74 cm, but much better if we can adjust it according to who has to use it. THE plans from work should be thought of with the poorly reflective surfaces and stable.
Glass to separate
Certainly some functions in office must be carried out in a more confidential manner, in terms of confidentiality, but also of silence. Think about the glass walls, if the walls are modular even better, they let the light circulate and still create a good separation. Provide her with curtains technicians in order to separate also visually.
Design and technology: the future is already here
There trend more in is the Internet of things gli everyday objects, the furniture and the architectural elements, connected between them, in a cloud system which allows access to useful data for collaborators at any time. Meetings with customers, meetings between collaborators as well as training sessions increasingly require approaches virtual and these technologies make it possible and desirable.
L’office it’s a place increasingly technological, where more and more space is madeuse of personal devices also on workplace. In order for productivity to find ever greater impulses, we move towards smart device.
Provide the office of digital whiteboards, interactive walls, touch screen desks with built-in monitors e voice-controlled software.
Modern office: image gallery
Everything we have said in this article translates into the images in this gallery, designed to give shape to the projects of a fully functional and human-sized office.