These products will fire up the transition back to offices, helping to create spaces where employees want to work.
September 15th, 2022
Two years ago we were told the office was dead. We said goodbye to team lunches and boardroom meetings and didn’t quite mourn the loss of morning commutes and corporate wear. In between the sourdough starters, we set up home offices and learnt how to communicate and work virtually and remotely.
But fast forward to now and it seems that the office wasn’t really dead after all. Instead – like so many of us – it’s simply done a rebrand, and it’s offering all the things our home offices can’t: creativity, collaboration and connection.
Assigned seating and rigid layouts are a thing of the past, making way for spaces which cater to teamwork, agile working and relationship building. In achieving this, designers and employers are looking to products that put productivity front and center, serving the world’s “new normal” as they work to elevate the office experience.
For the best of these, look no further than Stylecraft, whose range of office furniture balances form and function as they drive us towards the offices of the future. As a brand attuned to the flux and movement of office design, their curated collection offers the flexibility and personalisation needed for the workplaces and employees of today. From modular units for quiet working, to furniture for break-out collaboration, or accessories to optimise workflow, Stylecraft has solutions for every kind of workplace design.
Below are our top five products for the return of the workplace:
Avion by Keith Melbourne might just be the office system of our dreams. Combining units for working, meeting and lounging, the system can be configured to suit any kind of office environment. Each modular piece is designed to work individually or in combination with others, with an unlimited amount of variations possible. Whatever your needs, the plush upholstery and serpentine forms means that acoustic and visual separation is balanced with a sense of openness.
Place by Ross Gardam has been specifically designed to create environments that are smart, agile and intuitive. The modular collection was made to bring people together, inviting open and collaborative conversations on pieces that seem impossibly comfortable. From lunch breaks and casual meetings to foyer pieces, or booth-style elements for quick brainstorms, the Place collection provides flexibility and exceptional design.
Tom Skeehan’s latest collection for Stylecraft draws on the hybrid nature of new working styles to offer a solution that blends the static with the mobile. With different variations available, take your pick from whiteboards, pinboards, tv mounts, shelving units, storage trolleys and more, with the collection’s statement grid mesh meaning additions and accessories can easily be mounted, switched or moved according to your needs.
Constructed from tubular and perforated mild steel and powdercoated to a range of rich colorways, this is a collection that’s made to move, with adaptivity and flexibility built into the design.
Gently curved and luxuriously quilted, the Bauhaus collection brings joy to the workplace environment. Designed by Helen Kontouris and inspired by childhood memories, the modular system plays with different shaped forms to create interchangeable seating formations. Shapes, colours and textures can be mixed and matched to suit the needs of an office, while the addition of backrests and screens let spaces shift from open and collaborative, to something decidedly more private.
Occupying the space between waiting and doing, Kiik by Arper is the ideal solution for foyers, waiting areas and break-out spaces. A collection comprised of seating, tables and consoles, Kiik is sleek and slim, creating beautiful, yet low-profile spaces for the more transient office visitors. Think clients dropping in, potential employees sat pre-interview, Kiik is all about first impressions and creating a symbiosis between comfort and active work.
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