Office furniture design to support collaboration
In 2022, offices have a new purpose: to support collaboration and innovative thinking. Many companies are instituting hybrid models where some employees stay in the office to collaborate and keep the brand and corporate culture alive, while other team members work from home and occasionally come into the office to warm up again and soak up the companies’ culture and have the space to share their newly developed ideas.
Home comforts in office furniture design
Since the pandemic began and we started working from home, people have become accustomed to the comforts of their home during the working day. Therefore, one way to draw workers away from the home and back into the office is by implementing these home comforts into the workspace to make it a more welcoming place to return to.
In 2022, many workplaces have been re-designed to emphasize a sense of coziness by placing plush carpets and more soft seating options to ensure that employees can sit comfortably throughout the day just as they would at home.
Biophilic elements in office design
Another office furniture and design trend this year has been including natural elements in the office interior. This is because plants, natural materials, and natural light have a positive effect on the physical and mental health of employees and their work performance.
Some studies have shown that the presence of plants in offices can lower stress and anxiety levels by up to 37%, as well as decreasing tiredness by up to 38%. Reducing stress and anxiety levels is beneficial for any company as it will improve worker productivity which will result in happier employees and greater company success.