Each new year brings fresh new designs and innovative office furniture styles and trends. 2018 will be no different! While we’ll see the ramping up of current trends, we also expect to see new ones like ultra-vibrant colors making an appearance. Here are some of the biggest office furniture trends you’ll be seeing in 2018.
Gone are the days of bulky cabinetry and heavy materials. In 2018 you’ll see more of open shelving units, light-colored materials and clean lines. These simplified spaces allow for a brighter, more airy working space making it easier to hone in on the tasks at-hand.
Adaptable furniture is one of the biggest office furniture trends you’ll be seeing in 2018. This type of furniture allows organizations to easily put on internal meetings and training sessions, while also making it possible to host events that bring in a large number of clients, partners or prospective clients into the building without the stress of renting equipment or moving around heavy furniture.
Essential to any multi-purpose space, adaptable furniture allows you to providing comfortable seating for your clients one minute and then completely clear the space out the next. Quality, foldable desks, stackable chairs, and rollable tabletops make this trend one that more organizations will be jumping at this coming year.
The typical office space has been changing over the last several years as the millennial generation has been flooding the marketplace. Instead of stagnant, closed-off offices, many businesses are now opting for more open-concept and unique workspaces to inspire creativity and focus.
Co-working spaces are now a staple, often resembling somewhere more intimate like a person’s home or a coffee shop. Unconventional furniture pieces like funky stools, cozy couches, technology-integrated pieces and even games are trending in companies that are aiming to make the office a place where people not only want to work every day but also spend their time.
Now that roughly 86% of American workers sit as a desk most of the day, 5 days a week, health has become a major focus for businesses and employees. To prevent aches, pains and injuries related to sitting, typing and leaning throughout the day, businesses are employing that latest ergonomically-correct furniture pieces. Moveable keyboard trays, sit/stand desks, monitor stands and ergo-friendly chairs are just a few of the pieces that people are implementing for a more user-friendly workspace in 2018.
Recycled Office Furniture
While “going green” is not a new concept, recycled furniture is something we’re predicting to see more of as companies continually become more environmentally conscious and these types of products become more readily available. Desks, chairs and even floor mats are becoming popular recycled pieces in a typical office space.
In with the color, out with the dull, grayscale details. Organizations in all sorts of industries are infusing their lobbies and workspaces with colorful details, adding instant life and energy. Companines are realizing that colorful furniture and decor are helpful to keep employees and customers engaged throughout the day, as well as, a way to further infuse company branding.
Any of these trends stick out to you? Let us know your favorites in the comments section below!