The future of work is ever-changing. What was considered the norm may not be practical or popular as we head into a brand new decade.
Technology, multiple generations in one workplace and differing attitudes in working style means that how we work today is evolving more
than it ever has before. Companies are recognizing the need to evolve workplaces to suit these trends by creating environments that boost
productivity, attract and retain employees for longer.
Aesthetically, bold colours and natural materials are trending for 2020, as is getting closer to nature. But so much more can go into
an office space for it to be welcoming and inspirational for your team. We’ve pulled together the latest workplace trends and, how this
may affect the fit-out at your office, along with some inspiration on what’s possible.
The shift towards more project-based teams means an increase in favour of contractors or freelancers.
Gone are the days of a permanent seat with a view for the next 10 years - today’s teams are all about moving around and working with
others as and when they want to. It’s also a time of choosing how you like to work and celebrate what makes you different, whether it’s
working amongst the buzz or by yourself to reflect and think. Flexibility is the key here, with the inclusion of modular and moving
parts. Our collaboration furniture offers some options for your team to have the choice of whether they want to mingle or retreat.
Wellbeing is key to many employees in today’s workforce and standing desks are gaining in popularity.
Not only is it important to move often and stand up occasionally, the trend of the standing desk is growing, offering benefits such as
increased energy and focus, and reduced obesity and back pain. It’s not uncommon to see ergonomic and exercise furniture appearing in spaces
to ensure flexibility and comfort. Modular and lightweight furniture that is still soft and plush allows work to be done in a variety of
positions and locations - a key factor in encouraging employees to stay active and productive. Check out our range of standing desks here.
Technology is taking over many aspects of how work is done today, and this means learning new things at
an unprecedented pace. It’s no secret that people tend to work and learn best when they are in a comfortable and familiar environment that
encourages change and growth. More organisations are transforming their space to be more homely with the inclusion of cushions, rugs,
woven baskets and even board games. Make your office environment soft and cosy, enabling your team to feel at home while they’re working.
Colour abounds these days, and the trends are leaning towards one bold colour and variations of it so the
theme is cohesive. Designers are using soft hues paired with complementary bold shades which are further enhanced by clever lighting to
create the right mood. Textures and patterns are also growing in popularity to add that homely feel and make the space interesting
At Modern Office, we have a team ready to help you out with designing the perfect space for your business, however big or small. For enquiries on any of our product ranges or services, contact us today.
Bethlehem Baptist Church / Staff
"Bethlehem Baptist staff have been very pleased with the furniture we have purchased through Modern Office. In particular we have found the office furniture of a high quality. As a company they have been very easy to work with."
Bruce Thompson / Vulcan Steel Tauranga
"Juliet and the team did a great job. We can’t fault the service or the resulting fitout. Very pleased to have been able to do business with you again and it is always good to support local business.”
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."