Shared spaces such as offices need to be spaces people enjoy being in or even prefer to be in, in our now mainstream ‘work from anywhere’ culture. These spaces need to consider biophilic design principles including natural light, acoustic management, air quality and surface finishes. Features including wall decor, furnishings and accessories create a sense of calm and collaboration whilst promoting positive brand values.
Furniture and accessories that can be manoeuvred can help nurture social interaction and communication between colleagues. Consider a shelving unit that can separate areas of the room without the feeling of seclusion. With the right combination of office partitioning, good office furniture, a well-thought out space plan, dedicated break-out spaces and meeting rooms and of course, some expertise of an experienced office refurbishment company, an open plan office design can work really well.