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Office Space Innovations – What to Expect in 2017

Office Space Innovations – What to Expect in 2017

This past year has offered some interesting trends some of which look like they are here to stay.  Here is breakdown of what we’ve seen and can expect to continue to see in the new year.

Sustainability –  Greener options in set up and design are continuing to trend in offices throughout the country.  Many businesses looking for a new space are opting to rent in buildings that are committed to protecting the environment.  This can be done through energy efficient components, eco-friendly materials, LED lighting, water conservation, etc.  This proves not only a cost-effective solution but can also provide a positive impact on a company’s image.

Mobility – With Wi-Fi, Laptops, smartphones and other conveniences there is not as much need to stay in one spot all day.  Innovative design often embraces mobility and lets folks set up where they are comfortable at that moment.  To accomplish this consider implementing –

  • Standing or adjustable desks
  • Benching systems
  • Hot-desking and hoteling systems
  • Open lounge areas

– Employees who are separated by department or responsibility may not always have an opportunity to interact with others who can provide insight and different schools of thought to problems and ideas. A trending solution for this is creating social spaces in your workspace where people can interact – Lounges, huddle rooms, coffee bars and pantries all go a long way to open the space up.

Natural Elements – Studies show that natural elements like sunlight and plants in your office increase productivity and well-being amongst your employees.

Aspects of Home – Business owners will continue efforts to increase employee morale and creativity with residential style furnishings – Plush sofas and lounge areas, more inviting dining areas and furniture all add to an environment people will want to spend extra time in.

Ask how MC Office Furniture can incorporate these interesting trends into your new workspace or into a redesign of your existing space.   For a no-cost consultation, contact us online, email us at or call 917-561-1097 today.

About the Author
Barry Handwerger has over 20 years in the office furniture industry in New York City and the Tri-State area. Beginning with office assessments and layout, Barry figures out what will fill your needs. His extensive array of furniture will help to create an efficient and well designed work environment. Contact him at or call 917-561-1097 today.
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