The importance of the office environment for productivity and employee satisfaction is now well known.
2019 was all about greenery and collaboration but we’re predicting 2020 will see the rise of biophilic design, bold colour palettes and raw, industrial inspired treatments.
See our full list of office design trends that we expect to dominate across the year ahead.
One of our favourite design strategies, Biophilic design is a concept that aims to increase employee connectivity to the natural environment. Using natural lighting, plants, space planning and even water elements, clever biophilic design will simulate the qualities of exterior environments.
Raw Industrial Treatments
Industrial design elements have been popular for some time and we expect this trend will continue in 2020. Think open ceilings with exposed pipes and ducts, unfinished or flawed concrete and brick textures and concrete inspired surfaces and rendering.
2020 is the year to experiment with colour! While neutral tones aren’t to be forgotten, vibrant colours are quickly becoming more popular within the work office and are a great way to tie together the office interior with the branding of a business. A splash of colour can also dramatically boost employee productivity and positively influence creativity and mood.
For some colour inspiration, Pantone recently released their Spring/Summer pallet which features their 2020 colour of the year – Classic Blue. A hue that we are quite fond of!
While 2019 was all about the rise of the minimalist office, texture is now being used in office design to ignite playfulness and inject vibrancy into the workplace environment. From biophilic walls to soft furnishings, combine various abstract elements to create visual interest. 2020 will see a shift towards a homier feel within office design, expect to see texture incorporated through stacks of books, rugs and plants.
If you are interested in learning more about these office design trends and how you can implement them in your next fitout, contact the Modern Concepts team today.