When it comes setting trends in style and design, many eyes naturally turn to see what’s happening in New York City. For good reason, as it turns out. Some bold, exciting changes are in the works at several NYC businesses, shaping a new approach in office interiors and workspaces.
That’s the topic of a recent Robin Powered blog by Gabrielle Dalvet. Investigation for her writing began with January’s 3-day Future Offices event geared, in part, to office designs and the strategies behind them. This inspired a closer look at specific examples of interior design across Manhattan.
A recent expansion at Yelp garnered attention by incorporating iconic neighborhood features around Soho and Hell’s Kitchen, including Grand Central Station in a new café and lounge area.
“Breakout spaces” are also part of the new Yelp design. Free-standing enclosures like these are “replacing cubicles and closed doors” with elevated platforms and without walls.
The CFA Institute for investment management professionals also got a facelift, replacing “a stuffy reception desk blocking the entryway” with an upscale, open kitchen/lounge area. Full height windows were added to help fuse the outdoors inside. Employees at CFA also have options in shared workbenches and specially designated “private focus rooms.”
Another “must” for the modern professional? Classic Name Plate Holders are also getting a trendy new twist or two. Desk Nameplate Holders with Borders in different color options are part of the approach. Customization with inserts can make names and titles stand out with superior visibility and select orders could qualify for free card stock included to help with D-I-Y printing. Desktop Name Plate Holders are also exceptional for guidance signage.
As for those shared work spaces, a new development in name plates has culminated in the creation of a Computer-Mount Name Plate Holder. Made of a rigid vinyl, this Name Plate Holder mounts securely to computer monitors and provides a great way to showcase identification in more mobile inner offices.
Who knows? Today could be the day you start a trend of your own!