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Office Design Trends In 2022

A new office for the New Year? If you're thinking that it's time to make a change, contact our office fitout company. We can discuss what you would like to do to your existing office, or go through some ideas on how to fill a whole new space. Whatever you have in mind, we have the processes and experience to help. In the meantime, we thought we’d share four of the biggest office design trends for 2022 to give you the inspiration you're looking for!

Bringing the comforts of home to work
With lockdown forcing many employees to work from home, office design experts are predicting that offices in 2022 will incorporate more homely touches. This could include the introduction of soft seating, plush carpeting and even something like our Soundbox acoustic booths where employees can enjoy their own space while completing certain tasks, such as participating in phone meetings. Anything that can be done to make a workspace feel more comfortable and welcoming is seen not just as a trend but also as a highly effective way to boost staff morale and productivity.

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A touch of nature indoors

Another predicted trend for 2022 will be even more emphasis on natural elements indoors including materials and textures like wood and plants and, where possible, less artificial lighting to make way for a higher degree of natural light.

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Less structure, more informality

In other words, a less structured office fitout is expected to be a big hit in 2022. This might mean unassigned desks, more lounge-style seating areas where team members can work, and relaxed gathering spaces rather than the usual boardroom or corporate setting. This will give employees the freedom and flexibility to choose where they complete their work based on the assigned task, and how they meet up when required.

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More colour, more energy

Office design professionals say the move away from grey and staid office settings will continue to gain momentum in 2022. This means we can expect to see brighter and more colourful spaces in the New Year. Dynamic design is seen as a highly effective way to boost energy as well as productivity.

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We hope we have given you something to ponder about your new-look office. We have the inspiration and products to help you achieve your ideal office space - and we’ll be happy to provide sound advice as well. Contact us and together we can create a spectacular new office for the New Year.

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Matt Stevenson / CEO / HSM Group

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

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

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

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

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

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."