Office Furniture Trends for 2015

Office Furniture Trends for 2015

By: Rhonda Wessel As we have entered 2015 work environments have become more mobile and creating an increased work/life balance.  With the increasing use of technology in the workplaces making workers more mobile the standard cubicle is going away allowing for more collaborative or open office environments.  The trend is to design more informal shared spaces.  These areas are now defined with more colorful furnishings and modern modular furnishings that can be rearranged for different functions.  Furniture is now equipped with a tech component, offering charging ports, wire management, and audiovisual components. So, what are the latest furniture products that office furniture manufacturers are offering to help design a functional mobile workspace.   Steelcase has a product line called Frame One that is a benching system.  A more open, collaborative workstation instead of the standard “cube” with four walls. This also allows for a smaller footprint per workstation.  Adding to Frame One they now have Series Bench which allows for individual height adjustable desks that can be set to each user’s needs.  The Series Bench also provides wire management, power and data access.  Privacy screens can be added to give some separation between users.  Check out the this link for Steelcase benching systems. Herman Miller has the Canvas Office Landscape it is a furniture system that can be either wall-based, dock-based, private office, beam-based, storage-based, or group-based.  Herman Miller’s focus for this line is to create human-centered workplace.  The Canvas Office Landscape can provide a wide range of needs in the workplace.  Herman Miller also provides Renew Sit to Stand tables for height adjustable options. There are many furniture options for creating and collaborative and more mobile work environment.  These are just a couple of them.  All the top furniture manufacturers Steelcase, Herman Miller, and Knoll to name a few have adapted their products to the changing needs of today’s workforce.  In turn giving designers components to create fun and functional environments for people to work in

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