Over the years, we have observed that the traditional open office has evolved into one with a mix of open offices, lounges, collaborative areas, and private rooms.
Here’s 5 trends we are seeing that are evolving the open office to the next level.
1. MODULAR ROOMS
There are many furniture companies and startups jumping into this trend of modular private booth like rooms. These prefabricated boxes allow for a tenant to easily add a private and quiet room to existing space. We recently installed 5 of these booths made by Jabbrrbox at the RGP offices located at 1 S Wacker Dr.
These small meeting areas give workers the chance to get away from their desks and collaborate in a comfy coffee shop type setting.
This acoustical product does a great job of dampening sound and is also aesthetically pleasing. The spray is a snow-like texture that comes in many different colors. Also it can cover up any imperfections in the ceiling that you would normally see if you only painted it. We’ve installed this spray in fitness rooms, offices, and corridors.
4.MIXING OLD & NEW
Many times the open office works great in old converted industrial loft buildings. One thing we are noticing is that clients like to mix old styles with the new. This space built for The Tie Bar in Fulton Market, keeps a very industrial look throughout while adding modern furniture, a new kitchen, and glass fronts to offices.
Adding a little bit of green to a space can transform it into a friendly and relaxing environment. Nature and plants liven up the space by adding color and clean air. We have installed a variety of plant walls such as Breathe by Dirtt seen here in Mediafly’s Michigan Avenue office.