There’s something about 2020 we can’t quite put our finger on.
Maybe it’s the ear-pleasing rhyme, rhythm, and repetition when we say it aloud. Maybe it’s the number’s gratifying roundness.
The modern office design trends of 2020
If there’s one thing we can be sure of in terms of the top office design trends of the last few years, it’s that Americans are not happy with the way you currently furnish.
So why continue to ignore them?
Countless research in organization behaviour and furnishing has proved that the downfalls of current office interior design trends far outweigh the advantages.
- Open offices are not as collaborative as you thought.
- Standing desks are bad for the back and feet.
- Height-adjustable chairs are not ergonomic on their own.
Below, we’ll discuss the new design trends of 2020 in office space planning and furniture so you have a better idea of the kind of workplace your business needs now.
Let’s dive right into it.
1. The cubicles are back, but better than before
Did you know that the open office concept pre-dates the cubicle idea? Unfortunately, companies took Robert Propst’s idea of the cubicle to the extreme. Walls and screens were supposed to minimize distractions, but to boost cost-saving and space efficiency, companies shrunk what should have been a productive and comfortable design into a cramped, rigid, anti-social box.
Then, when businesses (re)adopted the open office design ‘trend’ in the workplace, we actually went backward, and not in a hip, reinvented retro kind of way. We returned to the extreme ‘no walls, no privacy’ design.
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy fox & makes the word a better place
Adopt this design trend: Simply replace the desks you currently offer with height-adjustable ones. If you’re worried about the cost, know that enough research shows the direct benefits of better health on employee productivity. So, it’s worth the investment. You could always rent-to-own height-adjustable desks if you’re not fully convinced yet.