Updated: Jan 18
Wishing all our friends and followers a very happy New Year 2023, we'd like to take this opportunity to delve into the main design trends for commercial offices in 2023. Modern commercial designs in sync with the latest tech trends across industries creating a conducive work environment will be the main drivers for design changes this year and seem to reflect the trends in office chairs and furniture for commercial spaces around the world. Efficiency, functionality, and comfort will continue to be at the forefront of office design plans in 2023. If you are a project manager, architect or interior designer looking to redesign, renovate or start a new office space, here are the top 6 office furniture design trends to plan or design your office space in 2023. Contact Stellar to get end-to-end support in furniture solutions for any commercial project worldwide.
1. Office Chairs and Desks that are comfortable and functional
People have got accustomed to working from the comfort of their own homes, so in 2023 offices should prioritise comfortable seating areas where they can let their creative juices flow. Using Ergonomic high back chairs with adjustable headrests, armrests and lumbar support as well as height adjustable tables will provide that extra layer of comfort needed for people after coming back from the work-from-home routine. In 2023, we will likely see more replacements for traditional desks and chairs, such as couches, bean bags, breakout areas, lounges, and more. From dedicated acoustic booths for zoom meetings to comfortable couches, commercial office designs of 2023 would sport a lot of different options that would give conventional desks and chairs a run for their money.
Stellar manufactures Office Chairs and office furniture that is trendy, and comfortable and will provide your staff with the comfort of home in the workplace.
2. Open layouts
Over the last few years, open floor plans for offices have become increasingly popular. These open layouts allow employees to interact with each other seamlessly without the barriers of walls, cabins and cubicles. Organizations are opting for open layouts as it enhances creativity and collaboration. They prevent employees from working in confined areas and facilitate smooth communication within and across departments. Another major reason why open layouts are likely to get more popular in 2023 is that they are highly cost-effective.
An open floor plan adds to the work flexibility and keeps your office dynamic. It gives people more space to move about, collaborate, and utilize it wisely. If you are working out of limited office space, open layouts will give you more breathing space.
3. Focus on noise reduction:
Noise is unavoidable, especially in open and transformable offices. It becomes difficult for people to concentrate and be productive when there is a lot of noise, especially after coming to the office after work from home routine.
Acoustic pods and panels are crucial in establishing a peaceful working atmosphere and can aid in the quieting of a space. Stellar has helped many offices worldwide reduce noise using acoustic pods and panels as part of turnkey office furniture projects.
4. Bright colours for more vibrancy:
A lot of millennial entrepreneurs entered the market this year, and this number is only going to increase in the years to follow. As young and passionate entrepreneurs take the reins of businesses into their own hands, bold design choices are expected. Depending on the company’s nature, shiny, bold, and vibrant colours will likely increase in 2023 as younger decision-makers will be at the helm of affairs. This will give commercial interior designers opportunities to get creative and think outside the box to make the offices look beautiful. Take a look at your company's brand palette to find the appropriate accent for a splash of colour.
5. Emphasise the importance of sustainability:
Employees, employers, and designers alike are growing more concerned about the environmental impact of materials. Being eco-friendly means that every item you buy for your office is carefully picked to have a low environmental impact.
Aside from using environmentally friendly products, an eco-friendly workplace should prioritise energy efficiency. LED lighting and enhanced access to natural lighting not only save energy but also boost staff productivity.
6. Biophilic design:
The year 2023 is the year to break free from the confines of rows of workstations and artificial illumination. Consider using natural materials such as wood, water, and plants in your office. This can be accomplished by incorporating natural materials such as wood, bamboo, or stone, as well as waterfalls, fish tanks, and plants. Even if your location lacks natural light, low-maintenance plants such as cacti and snake plants thrive in low-light environments.
The final word
What 2022 taught interior designers and firms alike was that the briefs of commercial spaces had to change and how with the pandemic that had set in. While different models of work were adopted by various firms such as Work from Home, Hybrid work Models and so forth, companies also wanted their employees to come back to their workspaces but had to ensure their safety and well-being.
With the year 2023 ahead of us, it will be a year where interior designers can experiment with their takes on new design models and take the trends a step further. Irrespective of the scale at which they operate, businesses are implementing modern design techniques to give an aesthetic look to their offices. Modern commercial designs are also in sync with the latest tech trends across industries to create a conducive work environment.
While the end of the Covid pandemic does not seem to be in sight, it appears this is a new normal that humanity will have to live with. In this scenario, we need to ensure that our business does not suffer and that we continue to take the steps necessary for protecting our commercial interests. Our team at Stellar is here to assist you no matter where you are in the design process. You bring your vision, and we'll make it a reality on time, on budget, and on-trend. Please contact us for any assistance you need and we'll be happy to help.