Designing for the Open Office

 
Today’s workforce is more mobile and collaborative than ever, while today’s offices are performing the same functions they had when cubicles were the norm.

While designing an open concept office, furniture and collaborative accessories need to support the constant transition between work modes for groups and individuals.

  

COLLABORATION ON THE GO

In open offices where there isn’t space definition between workstations, create multifunctional seating areas. The use of a mobile board can turn a small lounge into an impromptu brainstorming session, while giving your group privacy and respecting the rest of the office.  

 

DEPENDABLE PRODUCTS

Unlike private offices, open concept layouts encourage products to benefit the whole company, not just one individual. Glass, porcelain, and painted steel whiteboard surfaces are ideal for everyday use and easy to clean for the coworker using it next. 

 

Acoustic SOLUTIONS

If you’ve ever been in a open office, you know how noisy it can get due to the lack of walls to absorb sound. Introducing fabric, cork, and additional acoustical materials will allow your space to stay airy and quiet at the same time.