We love wood – and everything about it. The “back-to-nature / bring-the-outdoors-in” design trend in office interiors soothes our senses!
- Natural and stable, wood furnishings, accents, and architectural details bring a calm, residential feel to the workplace.
- Wood evokes warmth and comfort, blurring the line between home and office.
- Wood textures used throughout a space can create a relaxing, familiar, grounded environment.
- Wood applications can tie a space together resulting in a workplace design that is unique and engaging.
- Mix woods with 2016’s Pantone Colors of the Year – Rose Quartz and Serenity – for a customized interior and experience a virtual workplace detox!
More reasons to love wood touches in the workplace:
- It’s “Green”. New wood finishes and coatings can be made of natural raw materials, are eco-friendly, and support green building.
- It can make a space come alive. Decorative wood surfaces, effects, and textures mimic nature and when used as interior design accents can create a sense of harmony. Mixing old and new – blending modern design elements with weathered, salvaged, or reclaimed wood – can “breathe” life into a workspace.
- It can support wellness. The calm feeling we get from wood finishes and the resulting residential/home life feel positively influences wellness in the workplace and in turn productivity.
- Feels less mass-produced. With respect to the “maker space” design trend – artisans sharing knowledge and craft – hand-crafted wood pieces add a sense of heritage to a space.
- Bring a cozy feeling to any room through furnishings (wood tables, seating), architectural elements (wall or floor tiles, wall coverings, or floor planks), or even as art. Using natural wood hues – walnut, oak, beech, whitewash -never goes out of style!
1. Raised Access Flooring/Wood Planks, Haworth | 2. Hula Table, Haworth Collection | 3. Acoustical Wall Panels, Acrovyn | 4. Poppy Chair, Haworth | 5. BAC Table, Cappellini | 6. Clamp Light, Haworth | 7. Pivot Mobile Dry Erase Board + Table, IdeaPaint | 8. Suite Executive Office, Haworth