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What Will Be the Major Office Furniture Trends in 2016?


What office furniture will you be buying next year?

If you are interesting in new, up and coming office furniture design trends, these are the ones expected to dominate 2016. Businesses (that means you!) need to stay on top of new trends in order to keep up to date and knowledgeable. Also, some of these trends focus on productivity and efficiency. Take a look at the new design and furniture trends we expect to see in the forefront in the coming year.

Office Furniture that Promotes Collaboration and Conversation

We are slowly but surely moving away from cubical segregation into a more open working environment. The introduction of privacy pods and nooks helps this change in paradigm and is a naturally occurring trend to promote distraction-free spaces for workers who just need to be “in the zone.”It is really an organic mix collaboration and personal space.

Executive office changes have also been affected by this trend. Executives offices, we believe, will be smaller in size and some may double as conference rooms. It is quick becoming an article of faith that with today’s technology, an executive does not need to be tied to his or her office to get the job done. These office furniture design trends allow for more flexibility and movement.

Convertible Workstations

The increasingly flexible American market has taken this trend from Europe and is running with it. Some companies have taken the common sit to stand desk and turned it into an entire sit to stand workstation. This is great for startups that need office furniture that can expand and grow with them.

Also, many companies are opting for standing meetings instead of seated meetings and this is clear in all the standing conference tables that were on display. Businesses want their workers on their feet for a portion of their work day and standing during a meeting also reduces the chance of employees zoning out. A plus in standing meetings is that they are significantly shorter and more productive. Standing conference meetings will be big in 2016.

Make Yourself at Home!

The introduction of residential style furnishings in the office has the potential to be a huge trend in the coming year. This includes solid wood desks that look more like dining room tables to statement lighting that would traditionally look more at home in an art gallery. A  more inspirational or comfortable workplace may help employees feel more creative and motivated.

Glover Furniture and Design Group, Inc.

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