Office Furniture Trends 2016

Office Furniture Trends 2016

In 2016, many workplaces are creating open plan workspaces to maximise productivity and utilise space. We take a look at the latest office furniture trends to date this year.

Office Acoustics


A big hurdle for office designers is noise. Open plan offices are notoriously difficult to treat from an acoustic perspective. In fact, studies routinely show that open plan offices are the noisiest workspaces and can reduce productivity by up to 66%. Noisy offices are responsible for physiological distress in workers; contributing to elevated blood pressure, accidents and drops in productivity. Office acoustic solutions such as sound absorbing panelling is the easiest and most effective way to ensure the comfort of employees. See more of our acoustic range here.

Tech Integration Furniture



Many offices are now interpreting comfortable spaces in which employees can go to relax. The Beatnik chair (as shown above) is a versatile piece of furniture that can be used in the office, at home or in a public place for comfort and privacy. It is the first chair to have Apple Airplay technology and also supports bluetooth communication for the transmission of sound from mobile phones, tablets and laptops, TVs and Apple TV system. The built-in 2.1 BOSE sound system with integrated amplifier is located under the seat providing outstanding audio pleasure whilst the design and construction of the chair protects the user against unwanted sounds from the environment and at the same time ensures privacy.

What an exceptional piece of modern technology combined with fabulous design!


Open-Plan Working


A lack of physical barriers in open-plan office spaces makes it easier for employees to interact with each other on a regular basis. Open-plan working spaces allow colleagues to turn to each other for assistance or even have an informal meeting. On the other hand, in closed environments where everybody has separate office space, interactions are less frequent.  Likewise, open-plan working may lead business innovation and advancement. If you’d like to see open-plan working projects by KRIS, click here.

If your interested in any of these trends, get in contact with us today!

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