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Ten furniture designs to get people back to the office

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Follow Me table by Mara

Many people are starting to come back to the office after months of working remotely. Here are 10 office furniture designs from Dezeen Showroom to make office spaces more flexible and comfortable places to be.

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many people’s relationships with their workplace and workers are returning to the office with new requirements and expectations after months of working from home.

From foldable standing desks and modular sofas with integrated charging ports to ventilated conference pods and noise-reducing 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 table by Mara

Follow Me is a height-adjustable and space-saving desk that allows users to move from sitting to standing positions easily, in a bid to encourage users to move away from “static and sedentary lifestyles.”

The desk is fitted with Mara‘s patented “no-gravity” system, in which the table can be freely adjusted without the need for batteries, electricity or pumps.

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Soft Rock modular sofa system by Strand + Hvass for Narbutas

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 multiple seating units can be combined and rearranged into various configurations to accommodate spaces for focused work or more relaxed styles of working.

The sofas are available with integrated power sockets and fast-charging USB ports fitted into the armrests, as well as sound-absorbing dividers that offer privacy.

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The Meeting Room conference room by Room

The Meeting Room conference room by Room

The Meeting Room is a modular conference pod designed to provide a peaceful working space and accomodate a group of four, created by office-furniture brand Room.

The pod features soundproof walls made from over 1,000 plastic bottles, power outlets and charging stations, as well as a built-in monitor and camera for video conferencing.

Each pod is fitted with an ultra-quiet ventilation system that replenishes air every minute.

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Fost PET Felt acoustic lamp by De Vorm

Fost PET Felt acoustic lamp by De Vorm

As its name suggests, Fost PET Felt is an acoustic lamp made from PET felt designed to reduce noise in bustling environments, created by Dutch design brand De Vorm.

The lamp, which is characterised by its oversized dome shape, is made from recycled plastic bottles that have been manufactured into PET felt. The felt is then 3D pressed into a mould to give the shade its distinctive ridged pattern.

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AccisPro office chair by ITO Design for Profim

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 Flokk-owned brand Profim.

The chair is engineered to allow the seat and backrest to move separately from each other, in which the seat can tilt forwards and the backrest can move from side to side.

Profim’s patented SmartHPS system used in the AccisPro chair fosters freer movement, improves posture and prevents spinal strain.

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Aeron Onyx Ultra Matte by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick for Herman Miller

Aeron Onyx Ultra Matte by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick for Herman Miller

American designers Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick have evolved their 1994 Aeron office chair designed for Herman Miller, creating a more sustainable model of the chair called Aeron Onyx Ultra Matte.

According to the brand, the chair is 91 per cent recyclable. The new ultra-black Onyx colourway is made with over 1.13 kilograms – or 114 plastic water bottles-worth – of plastic waste diverted from the ocean.

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Loomi chair by Lapo Ciatti for Opinion Ciatti

Loomi chair by Lapo Ciatti for Opinion Ciatti

Loomi is a cosy but practical chair created by Italian designer Lapo Ciatti for Opinion Ciatti, which was developed in response to the ever-growing need for dynamic office furniture.

The chair can be equipped with a 180-degree swivel table to accommodate laptops, tablets or other work accessories, transforming the chair into an “independent and functional microcosm that keeps up with contemporary lifestyles.”

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Talent table by Alegre Design for Actiu

Talent table by Alegre Design for Actiu

Talent is a mobile work desk designed to foster creativity in dynamic training and educational environments, created by Alegre Design for office-furniture manufacturer Actiu.

The multifunctional table can be adjusted for use either seated or standing via a gas piston, negating the need for electrical connections.

The table features a dry-erase worktop, which enables it to be used as a whiteboard for presentations when folded away.

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Kinesit Met chair by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper

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 has released in a refreshed colour palette and with new upholstery options.

Unlike traditional office chairs, the adjustment mechanisms of Kinesit Met are concealed under the seat of the chair, which gives the chair its uninterrupted elegant silhouette.

The chair is available with a low or medium backrest, which features adjustable lumbar support that is discreetly concealed within the thin frame of the backrest.

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Helios acoustic room divider by Jeffrey Ibañez for Impact Acoustic

Helios acoustic room divider by Jeffrey Ibañez for Impact Acoustic

Helios is an acoustic panel-cum-room divider that delineates space, aids privacy and reduces noise in busy offices, created by Filipino designer Jeffrey Ibañez for Swiss brand Impact Acoustic.

The dividers take form as colourful circular acoustic panels affixed to a wire frame that enables open-plan spaces to be zoned easily.

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