When you think about office design, you should remember that “God is in the details”. This expression of Mies Van Der Rohe, the famous architect, couldn’t be more spot on.
The attention, given to the smallest of details in an office space, are responsible for making it come alive and rendering a finished professional look to your working environment.
We have chosen some of the most important office design details, you should pay attention in order to help you make your office look creative and professional.
Space is one of the most significant details of office design. A space that is essentially filled with furniture and some decoration items called a positive space and any empty space called a negative space. You should aim to maintain the balance between the positive and negative spaces and either overcrowding or skimping on the furniture and decoration items could affect this balance.
If you want to create a lively environment in your office, have working spaces that allow people from different departments to work together. But it’s also important to give your employees extra rooms where they can get away and get down to work. You can embrace the co-working mindset within your own office and create multiple working environments with hot desks, for example. Consider having big and smaller desks, couches, standing desks, break out spaces and movable desks to encourage to even your most restless employee.
Spaces that are bright, vibrant, and healthy are much more mentally stimulating and can actually help reducing stress. In your office you should have live plants, plenty of windows and separate spaces with glass partitions to let sunlight flow in.
If you want to improve your office morale, camaraderie, and productivity, you should have a common space, such as libraries and cafes.
Line and Forms
Lines develop to forms and shapes and are responsible for creating harmony, contrast and unity in your office space. There are three types of lines – Horizontal, Vertical and Dynamic. While horizontal lines include tables, and chairs, vertical lines can be found on windows and doorways. Horizontal lines add a safe and secure feeling to the space, and vertical lines express free and expansive nature.
Forms can be created by combining two or more shapes and can be accentuated with the help of other elements like texture, patterns and colours.
Functional elements like partitions and separating walls, need not be boring. Office Partition makes it possible for it to serve multiple functions. Glass partition, propped on iron stands from floor to ceiling, not only divides a space, but provides it an aesthetic appeal.
Art pieces, paintings, photos and posters can help to get creative juices flowing and encourage new ways of thinking. When choosing what to add to your office, you should think of how each piece will facilitate to your company culture and highlight the values you want to emphasise.
Colours establish an aesthetic connection between objects and set the mood, accordingly they must be chosen based on the psychology and the mindset of your employees.
Different colours can influence on how people feel. For example, black and red applying to power and dominance, while, orange and blue stimulate creative thinking. Consider the colour scheme of your office carefully or experiment with different colours to create different moods for each room in your office.
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