Monday, July 7, 2014
Summer Office Design Trends 2014
With the arrival of summer came an abundance of emerging office design trends. This has no doubt been one of the most exciting years in recent history for the world of office furniture and seating. In today's post, we'll highlight 5 of the hottest new trends sure to help you take your workplace to the next level. Enjoy!
Trend 1: Metal Accents
From furniture to chairs, the use of polished metal accents has become one of the most popular ways to enhance corporate appeal. The look of metal in the workplace brings a contemporary and upscale feel. Products like the Woodstock Marketing Hendrix chair combine a blend of leather surfaces and polished frame accents that really pop! Industry leading manufacturers like Global Total Office have also taken note of this trendy movement. With new conference room tables available from the Alba collection with industrial metal legs, making your boardroom stand out is easier than ever. Look for modern metal desking collections, tables, and chrome seating to continue building momentum in the coming months.
Trend 2: Gray Leather
Whether you're designing a contemporary conference room or upscale lobby for your business, gray leather is the way to go! While traditional colors like black, white, and brown will always have their place in the world of office design, gray leather upholstery tones are starting to take over.
Trend 3: Powered Conference Tables
It's time to bring your office meeting area to it's peak performance levels! Brands like Mayline, OFM, Cherryman Industries, and Global Total Office are ready to help you do just that with innovative modern conference tables designed for multi media applications. The emerging trend of powered conference tables in the workplace is here to stay. If you're considering a boardroom makeover, this is the only way to go! The ability to add HDMI, USB, Phone, and data inputs directly into your table will ensure efficient meetings for years to come. While the cost of powered conference room tables will definitely be higher than those without, the time saved via more productive meetings is sure to outweigh the initial costs. Lines like TransAction, Zira, and Verde all offer tables to consider for those thinking of jumping in with this popular trend.
Trend 4: Sleek Seating
Sleek office chairs save space and look great! The Euro inspired design characteristics highlighted on chairs like the Offices To Go 11730 work great in conference room areas and offer the ability to accommodate more guests comfortably. Other hot models like the 9826 series from Flash Furniture offer affordable ways to create contemporary office areas without spending a small fortune on seating. Rest assured, Sleek leather office chairs are here to stay and a variety of new styes are sure to be introduced in the near future from industries hottest brands.
Trend 5: Modern Furniture Collections
It seems the traditional look of wood office furniture is fading into the history books. This summer, it's been all about modern collections from brands like Mayline, Global Total Office, and Cherryman Industries. Hot new collections like the e5 and Medina are sure to give shoppers a glimpse at where the industry is headed. Industrial style desks with metal accents, powered workstations, and cutting edge boardroom tables are all in high demand. That being said, collections like those mentioned above are trending in a major way!