Ten furniture designs to bring people back to the office
Many people are starting to return to the office after months of telecommuting. Here are 10 models of office furniture from Dezeen Showroom to make office spaces more flexible and comfortable.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed the relationships many people have with their workplace, and workers are returning to the office with new demands and expectations after months of working from home.
From foldable standing desks and modular sofas with built-in charging ports to ventilated conference pods and noise-canceling lamps made from recycled plastic bottles, here are 10 office products featured on Dezeen Showroom to ensure your workspace meets the needs. of your staff:
Follow Me table by Mara
Follow Me is a height-adjustable, space-saving desk that allows users to easily switch from sitting to standing, with the aim of encouraging users to move away from “static and sedentary lifestyles”.
The desk is equipped with Mara’s patented “gravity-free” system, in which the table can be adjusted freely without the need for batteries, electricity or pumps.
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Soft Rock modular sofa system by Strand + Hvass for Narbutas
Soft Rock is a modular sofa system created by Danish designers Strand + Hvass for office furniture brand Narbutas, which was designed in response to the movement towards less traditional and more flexible office environments.
The modular design means that multiple seating units can be combined and rearranged into various configurations to accommodate spaces for focused work or more relaxed working styles.
Sofas are available with built-in power outlets and fast-charging USB ports built into the armrests, as well as sound-absorbing dividers that provide privacy.
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The conference room Meeting room by room
The meeting room is a modular conference module designed to provide a peaceful workspace and accommodate a group of four, created by the office furniture brand Room.
The capsule features soundproof walls made from more than 1,000 plastic bottles, power outlets and charging stations, as well as an integrated monitor and camera for video conferencing.
Each pod is equipped with an ultra-quiet ventilation system that renews the air every minute.
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Acoustic lamp Fost PET Felt by De Vorm
As the name suggests, Fost PET Felt is an acoustic PET felt lamp designed to reduce noise in busy environments, created by Dutch design brand De Vorm.
The lamp, which is characterized by its oversized dome shape, is made from recycled plastic bottles that were made from PET felt. The felt is then 3D pressed into a mold to give the shade its distinctive striped pattern.
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AccisPro office chair by ITO Design for Profim
AccisPro is an ergonomic office chair that adapts to various sitting positions and body movements, created by ITO Design for Flokkbelonging to the Profim brand.
The chair is designed to allow the seat and backrest to move separately from each other, in which the seat can tilt forward and the backrest can move side to side.
Profim’s patented SmartHPS system used in the AccisPro chair promotes greater freedom of movement, improves posture and prevents spinal strain.
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Aeron Onyx Ultra Matte by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick for Herman Miller
American designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick evolved their 1994 Aeron office chair designed for Herman Miller, creating a more durable model of the chair called the Aeron Onyx Ultra Matte.
According to the brand, the chair is 91% recyclable. The new ultra-black Onyx colourway is made up of more than 1.13 kilograms – or 114 plastic water bottles – of plastic waste diverted from the ocean.
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Loomi Chair by Lapo Ciatti for Opinion Ciatti
Loomi is a comfortable yet practical chair created by Italian designer Lapo Ciatti for Opinion Ciatti, which was developed in response to the ever increasing need for dynamic office furniture.
The chair can be fitted with a 180 degree swivel table to accommodate laptops, tablets or other work accessories, transforming the chair into an “independent and functional microcosm that adapts to contemporary lifestyles”.
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Talent Table by Alegre Design for Actiu
Talent is a mobile work desk designed to foster creativity in dynamic training and teaching environments, created by Alegre Design for office furniture manufacturer Actiu.
The multifunctional table can be adjusted for sitting or standing use via a gas piston, eliminating the need for electrical connections.
The table has a dry-erase countertop, allowing it to be used as a whiteboard for presentations when folded up.
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Kinesit Met Chair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper
Kinesit Met is an office chair created by Spanish studio Lievore Altherr Molina for Italian furniture brand Arper, which the brand released in a refreshed color palette and with new upholstery options.
Unlike traditional office chairs, Kinesit Met’s adjustment mechanisms are concealed under the seat of the chair, giving the chair its sleek, uninterrupted silhouette.
The chair is available with a low or medium back, featuring an adjustable lumbar support that is discreetly concealed within the slim frame of the back.
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Helios acoustic screen by Jeffrey Ibañez for Impact Acoustic
Helios is an acoustic room divider panel that demarcates space, helps privacy and reduces noise in busy offices, created by Filipino designer Jeffrey Ibañez for Swiss brand Impact Acoustic.
The dividers take the form of colorful circular acoustic panels attached to a wire frame that makes it easy to zone open spaces.
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