Modern style, collaborative workspace with dark grey lounge sofas and long wooden tables with private rooms in the background

The Best Modern Office Designs of 2017

2017 has been a very exciting year for office design. We’ve seen many truly incredible spaces created over the past year and we’re delighted to see that Coalesse products have played a role in so many of them. With 2017 coming to a close, we wanted to take a moment to highlight a few of our favorite designs from the past year.

Above, our Lagunitas Lounge seating creates a hub for collaboration and socialization in the DLR Group offices in Los Angeles. Design by DLR Group. Photography by Andrew Scott. See more pictures on Office Snapshots.

Office Designs to Encourage Social Connection

One of the key goals in Red Hat’s Mexico City office redesign was to naturally encourage interaction and collaboration. Their new space fully embraces the concept of the third place, featuring beautifully designed lounges, cafés, and enclaves where workers can step away from their desk or the conference room and focus on a task by themselves, work with others, or socialize. The space pictured below, which includes our Wing Chair CH445 and EMU Heaven Table, is just one example. Between the use of color, varied angles, and light, they’ve created a space that’s visually interesting and engaging without being overwhelming

Collaborative work space with red walls, red carpet, glass top coffee tables and light grey lounge seats.

Design by AEI Arquitectura e interiores. See more pictures on Office Snapshots.

Office Designs that Create Space for Rejuvenation

As a division of a company based in Japan, the Takeda Pharmaceuticals offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts bear a distinctly Japanese influence. Origami and the concept of creating space through folding were key inspirations for their 2017 redesign and as a result, their new space is full of defined angles and geometric shapes. This enclave, featuring a lounge from our Lagunitas Seating Collection and a SW_1 Lounge Chair, simultaneously feels open and private, creating a beautiful retreat within the office. We love the custom fabric on the Lagunitas and the vibrant colors of the carpet and SW_1 chair add a striking pop of color.

Woman on laptop sitting in private work space with corner sofa and grey work table.
Design by Fusion Design Consultants. Photography by Richard Madelkorn Photography. See more pictures on Office Snapshots.

Office Designs that Enhance the Company Brand

Office design is an excellent way to enhance company branding and reflect the overall personality of a brand. Heineken took full advantage of this when their offices in White Plains, New York were redesigned earlier this year, prominently featuring branded colors and the company logo throughout the entire space. One of the main things Heineken wanted from their new design was to create social hubs to encourage employee interaction and engagement.

This café area, featuring our Lox Stools, not only reflects the company’s branding, but the relaxed atmosphere also reminds us of the type of environment where you might expect to see their product being enjoyed.

Open, bar style collaborative space with black round tables, black and red chairs, and large brick bar with bar stools.
Design by Spector Group. Photography by Garret Rowland. See more photographs on Office Snapshots.

Innovative Office Design

As an architecture firm with over 20 years of experience creating beautiful and innovative space designs for their clients, Partners By Design needed an office that reflected what their firm is truly capable of, and we think they definitely succeeded. The wood walls are beautiful, and we love this full-wall pinboard. The CH07 Shell Chair fits in perfectly, giving people a place to sit while they visualize ideas.

Woman using cork wall to display photos in an open, hallway style work space with blue, wooden lounge chair.
Design by Partners by Design. Photography by Tom Harris Architectural Photography. See more photographs on Office Snapshots.

Office Designs that Foster Creative Collaboration

We are loving the rise of great office cafés, and one of our favorites from the year can be found at BrightHouse in Atlanta. Their 2017 office redesign is an excellent representation of the company’s culture, which they describe as being “a family of thinkers and a creative village where people gather to share ideas.” Their space is full of collaborative spaces, such as this café with our Lagunitas Lounge seating. With whimsical design touches, plenty of color, and comfortable seating, we imagine a lot of great ideas have been sparked here.

Large lounge area with blue booth style seating and a bar with white bar stools.
Design by NELSON. Photography by Brian Gassel Photography. See more photographs on Office Snapshots.

Do you have a favorite office design from the past year? Let us know in the comments.

Published On: December 4, 2017
Filed under: Design Inspiration

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