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Top 5 Office Design Trends 2019 – Add Pizzazz to your Workspace

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

Your office design reflects your business. Successful companies always keep a keen eye for new and game-changing ways to gain a competitive advantage – And a well thought commercial design has always been a positive business booster.

Knowing this, workspaces are experiencing a vastly changing landscape design. So, as we head to 2019, here are some of the most amazing trends that shall take the center stage in 2019 and beyond.

Commercial Design Trends 2019

Optimizing Human Potential with Experience-Driven Spaces:


For businesses like retail and hospitality where customer experience is directly related to the success, the new experience-driven spaces are in vogue. 2019 is all set to offer enhanced human experience of place that is resonant, engaging, supportive, and even life-changing.

Experience-Driven Spaces are highlighted by employee-focused and specialized enhancements which are aimed at developing overall wellness, cultivating happiness, community-building, and boosting morale for everyone. The trend incorporates all the characteristics which orbit the “human potential” aspects of space optimization while prioritizing the employee experience at work.

Game rooms and virtual reality gaming spacesIndoor or Outdoor Corporate sports tournaments and active spacesMassage therapy and chiropractor consultation spacesMeditation areas, Acupuncture, and holistic medicine offeringsYoga studios and walking/jogging trailsEspresso and cocktail barsTheatre and music stages

Boosting Collaboration with Cohabitation Spaces:


2018 has already witnessed the rise of co-working spaces. Traditional co-working spaces were popularised by tech start-ups that brings multiple companies under one roof. Previously, these entities operated separately and used to remain aloof from each another. However, with the rise of the new cohabitation spaces, businesses can now share the same space, resources, and sometimes even talent.

The main aim of office interior designers in Mumbai for such designs is to maximize collaboration, creativity, flexibility, promote innovative ideas while attracting millennials. These open-format office spaces take inspiration or even sometimes replicate the same design that is associated with large Silicon Valley corporate offices.

Other characteristics of the cohabitation space include:

•    Open plan layout with dynamic, multi-use meeting areas •    Unconventional creative spaces with lots and lots of glass •    Plants and greenery •    Portable green wall dividers with comfortable couches and chairs •    Lightweight, mobile furniture •    Plenty of desk space. Bye-Bye cubicles! •    Good Pantry area

In Tandem with the Nature

Plants and Biophilic Design


More and more companies are taking up the cause and devoting themselves towards a greener, and more sustainable future. Living green walls, plants, trees, or flowers are now the new trend in the interior and exterior landscapes. Biophilic designs have evolved from a trendy fashion statement to a near-necessity in design economics. In 2019, everything from office buildings to hotels to malls will appreciate and make a standard practice to incorporate a green inspired commercial space.

The architectural and interior frameworks associated with these designs continue to evolve in new and fantastic ways. 2019 shall also witness architectural designs woven around the patterns and forms of nature into the built environment using textures, patterns, natural lighting, and live plants.

The Nature trend shall include

Living green walls and plantsNatural materials & patterns such as wood and stoneNatural lightingHigh-quality ventilationVisual connections with nature

Moss Walls & Green Branding


Green walls have already established their supremacy for larger corporate interior design spaces. However, for smaller offices and businesses with budgetary and space constraints,“ Moss Walls” is the perfect green wall alternative. They are being added as statement pieces everywhere because of their design versatility. Low and no-light feasibility, ease of maintenance, and cost savings are some of the features making them a win-win design trend of 2019.

So, next time if you need to jazz up your brand signage and event spaces or small accent situations, Moss walls should be your pick.

A Tip: Following these trend firms have already employing green walls, plants, and natural materials to highlight company logos, taglines, and other brand awareness projects to stand out.

Tribal, Abstract & Geometry:


Evocative, abstract patterns and geometric forms added as accent designs are making their way into the hallways, meeting rooms, and lobbies of offices everywhere. Addition of patterns and warm colors mixed with pastel or bold patterning’s or a fair amount of black and white contrasted with shades of soft greys and personality to spaces

Hand-crafted, Exclusive Ampoules


More earthen, locally sourced, handcrafted items from artisans are seen popping up in commercial designs. By doing so companies are participating in the fair-trade practice and helping to keep the economy balance by purchasing materials from small businesses, local artists and designers or sourcing materials from small business vendors.

Woven baskets, clean-lined terracotta, ceramic containers, and hand-crafted wooden stands are just a few of the new concept that will be a prominent commercial design trend of 2019.

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