Provide a space for people to gather. A reception or communal area should function as an area for people
to relax, wait and work, so it is important to provide adequate space and furniture with a variety of seating options: a combination of
cluster seating and more private seating options would create an ideal balance. Since this area often attracts a high volume of traffic
throughout the day, prioritise durable and high quality fittings that will stand the test of time. Consider acoustics as the flow of
traffic throughout this space during a day will influence noise levels. A design scheme that utilises soft furnishing and sound absorbing
materials such as acoustic panels or art will help maintain a more comfortable environment for privacy and to minimise echo.
Make this space comfortable and relaxing and provide a positive experience through well-planned design. Strike a good balance between comfort and sophistication, and incorporate furnishings and decorations that put guests at ease. Seating and soft furnishings can help prioritise comfort for your visitors. Lighting is also a significant design aspect and can truly enhance any space when used effectively. In addition, other decorative items such as artwork, rugs, coffee tables and indoor plants or even candles can add the special touches that elevate an area to amplify the cosiness.
Matt Stevenson / CEO / HSM Group
"HSM are delighted with the service received from Modern Office in undertaking the office furniture project for its new premises. The furniture suggested looks amazing and provides the right levels of space and storage as well as looking great. Their delivery and setup, as well as the communication with them and the prompt response has been fantastic and we would highly recommend them."
Kevin Marsh / Interior fit-out Project Manager / Property and Project Consulting Ltd
“Modern Office provided a range of height-adjustable desking, storage, and meeting room furniture for our WRC project. We found the team to be cooperative and flexible, and the risk management they applied during the Covid-19 lockdown meant we were kept informed of progress. A feature of the service provided was the support they provided during the installation phase, their on-site crew was outstanding and delivery and installation of furniture was achieved on time, every time.”
Kate / Chow Hill Architects Ltd
"The service I received as an interior designer is of a very high standard with extremely competitive pricing and a large and impressive range of furniture. I use Modern Office for the majority of my projects."
Annmarie Lee / General Manager Growers / Seeka
"Working with Modern Office was a really good experience. We required a complete fit out of new furniture for our new premises and I would go as far as to say they were the best contractor we used in the whole build. The service was outstanding – very professional and approachable. We are very happy with the products and the advice provided, and the staff feedback has been positive. I have already recommended Modern Office to others."
Melissa McBride / Office Manager / Hawkins
"We were extremely happy with everything. Very efficient and hassle free. Thanks heaps to you and your team for all your help."
Kieron Wain / National Projects Manager / SSA New Zealand
"Please pass on my thanks to your team…they did a great job! They removed every bit of wrapping…I couldn’t tell they had been there it was that tidy. They asked for guidance where the desks needed to be placed and went about their business until the job was completed…very professional. Thanks for your support."