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Designing for Inclusivity and Accessibility

Driving people back to the office is a trend that we can expect to see more of in 2024, but we can also expect to see more accessible and inclusive office design. Attracting people to the office has been a challenge post-covid as many companies have realized that work can still be done in the…

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Built for Outdoor Learning

The benefits of outdoor learning for K–12 students are well documented. How to furnish those spaces remains a footnote. It shouldn’t be, given the creative new options available from furniture suppliers offering outdoor school chairs, seating and tables. If your school is stuck at tree stumps and stepping stones, fear not. Here’s how to create…

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Privacy in the Open Plan

Privacy in the Open Plan

In an open plan office, the presence of private areas is crucial for maintaining productivity and well-being among employees. These designated spaces offer individuals a retreat from the constant buzz of collaborative environments, allowing them to focus deeply on tasks that require concentration or confidentiality. Whether it’s for sensitive discussions, personal phone calls, or simply…

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Industry Trends

Industry Trends for Privacy in Collaborative Spaces

In collaborative spaces across industries, the trend towards enhancing privacy while maintaining a collaborative environment is gaining momentum. Companies are investing in solutions like movable partitions, acoustically treated spaces, and smart technologies to create flexible layouts that cater to both teamwork and individual focus. Privacy pods and designated quiet areas equipped with soundproofing materials are…

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Design Trends

Design Trends in Collaborative Environments

Collaborative applications have increased in size year on year from – 180sqft in 2021 to – 200sqft in 2024. Apps with privacy are notably larger than those without, reaching 226sqft  vs 176sqft in 2024. The increased application size is consistent across most industries in 2024 with the Education and Finance sectors are leading the trend.…

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Design Trends

Design Trends in Social Environments

The average social application size has increased slightly from 2021 to 2024. In 2024, the average size was 140sqft. Education and Technical/Professional services show an increasing trend and are above the average at 150sqft. The difference in average square footage is notable when privacy is present. The difference has been consistent across years. Social applications…

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