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 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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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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