For some people getting to the office everyday is fun, because they know that where they are going it's going to be a great day. This weeks installment while to some may seem a bit boring, yes I know there I've said it, but that's only because it doesn't include the usual nice places to visit or to dream of going one day, it doesn't have clever little ideas ( ok there are still some), what it is about this week is the 'Modern office', again, I have been doing a lot of reading about and looking at various office interiors around the world trying to compare or to gauge what we are doing here in NZ. While some of the office interiors seem to be up to with the play, I just can't help but get the feeling that we are not quite doing it right. I've been and visited a number of the 'new ' offices that have been designed and built in the last couple of years and it seems to me that the basic drivers for the 'new' office are being put to one side and they have become driven more by the budgets than anything else. Everyone wants the sort of offices that we see here in this blog but the budgets hit and everyone is left with a hollow feeling that this could have been that much better, or that that would have worked that way if that had been done ( can you understand that). Now I'm not saying that we have to do everything the way it is done overseas, I really like the design work going on here in New Zealand, we do seem to be able to achieve really good results on shoe strings, what I am trying to show here are ideas, take a little bit of inspiration from an image, say "hey we couldn't do all of that, but we could use that". And some of the ideas are in my opinion quite naive and seem to be done for the sake of doing something. Pure designe frippery. These images are not here to make you envious of what is happening overseas, more to give you an idea, a setting, a color, a type of furniture, an idea incorporated into your own spaces, just to get you thinking a little outside the square I guess. So this week, modern open plan offices, have a look see what people are doing and enjoy the work of some very good interior designers. By the way did you know that we have quite a few of them here at Planet Design too, that any of you can use at anytime. (shameless plug but hey it's my Blog)
This person must wake up in the morning and really look forward to getting to the office, I'll bet her day must start with a yeeeehaaaaaaa!!!!!!!
But they actually do!!!!!!!
Why do we always build kitchenettes against walls when we have a clean slate to start with. They can become stations in the center and get used from both sides far better.
Just likes this, one mans answer to a paradise................that moves
Now some of these offices that you have just been looking at seem a bit like Disney Land. Take from them what you can, and use your designers, this is what they are great at.