10 Clever Office Designs

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June 12, 2014
The new workplace acts more like a living room than a holding pen for corporate drones.
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  Pocket Organizers by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen. Bringing extra utility to wall storage, these polypropylene vessels are mounted on hidden sliding brackets and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
    Pocket Organizers by Simon Legald for Normann Copenhagen. Bringing extra utility to wall storage, these polypropylene vessels are mounted on hidden sliding brackets and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
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  Focus divider by Tengbom for Offecct. Meant as a temporary haven for an open office plan, this structure improves upon the old cubicle model with a clerestory window and a laminated felt interior.
    Focus divider by Tengbom for Offecct. Meant as a temporary haven for an open office plan, this structure improves upon the old cubicle model with a clerestory window and a laminated felt interior.
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  Polo desktop light by Joan Gaspar for Marset. The slim LED lamp can be reconfigured with the addition of a base, clamp, table, floor stand, or wall bracket.
    Polo desktop light by Joan Gaspar for Marset. The slim LED lamp can be reconfigured with the addition of a base, clamp, table, floor stand, or wall bracket.
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  Stitch acoustic panel by Stefan Borselius for Abstracta. For a cozy Scandinavian take on an office sound absorber, try Abstracta’s quilted fabric version on ash legs.
    Stitch acoustic panel by Stefan Borselius for Abstracta. For a cozy Scandinavian take on an office sound absorber, try Abstracta’s quilted fabric version on ash legs.
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  Antenna Workspaces desk by Antenna Design for Knoll. Knoll expands its line of classic American office furniture with a worktable set on tubular steel rails and legs.
    Antenna Workspaces desk by Antenna Design for Knoll. Knoll expands its line of classic American office furniture with a worktable set on tubular steel rails and legs.
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  Träullit tiles by Form Us With Love for BAUX. Wall tiles soak up background noise and provide a jolt of pattern and color. This iteration—made in Sweden from wood wool, cement, and water—also helps regulate a room’s humidity thanks to the composite material’s high absorption rate.
    Träullit tiles by Form Us With Love for BAUX. Wall tiles soak up background noise and provide a jolt of pattern and color. This iteration—made in Sweden from wood wool, cement, and water—also helps regulate a room’s humidity thanks to the composite material’s high absorption rate.
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  Workbay by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra. The “microarchitectural” module made of polyester fleece on an aluminum frame can curve and snake through an open office environment, breaking up a staid, rectilinear desk arrangement.
    Workbay by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra. The “microarchitectural” module made of polyester fleece on an aluminum frame can curve and snake through an open office environment, breaking up a staid, rectilinear desk arrangement.
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  Fire by Formfusion. An unobtrusive powder-coated steel bracket conceals a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit but provides easy access in case of an emergency.
    Fire by Formfusion. An unobtrusive powder-coated steel bracket conceals a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit but provides easy access in case of an emergency.
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  Leaning wall pockets by Diane Steverlynck for Objekten. Each Individual wall-mounted storage buckets in coated canvas make for a cheerful alternative to traditional shelving.
    Leaning wall pockets by Diane Steverlynck for Objekten. Each Individual wall-mounted storage buckets in coated canvas make for a cheerful alternative to traditional shelving.
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  Docks by Till Grosch and Björn Meier for Ophelis. Enclosed upholstered seating is the trend du jour. This sofa, available in 57 colors of Kvadrat fabric, also includes a central “e-box” for hiding cables.
    Docks by Till Grosch and Björn Meier for Ophelis. Enclosed upholstered seating is the trend du jour. This sofa, available in 57 colors of Kvadrat fabric, also includes a central “e-box” for hiding cables.

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