The current trends in commercial interior design are reflecting a major shift away from the mundane environment that is often associated with offices and commercial areas. It seems that the latest commercial interior designs are being influence by the hospitality industry, the economy and the need for authenticity.
The hospitality industries influence on the commercial interior design industry has seen the workplace changing from a boring, stiff place of work to a space that reflects a culture. Offices with a strong youth culture are looking more like bars and many offices are introducing changeable lighting systems to create a variety of moods. The introduction of gaming areas and decked out kitchen areas are also signaling this shift in office designs. The boring office is being replaced with a visually stimulating and youth focused office.
Whether it is the economic downfall or the move det senaste inom inredning towards more authenticity there has been a shift in commercial interior away from flashy colours and polished veneers and towards a more exposing, raw and modest design. Exposed brick walls, exposed concrete and wiring, modest wall colours and more weathered and aged looks are reflecting a turn towards modesty in the workplace but also in society. People are become less flashy and glamorous as we weather the current economic storm.
Budgets and cost effective design are also permeating the design industry and it is important that commercial interior design companies know and respect this when dealing with customers. It is important commercial interior design companies offer cost effect design alternatives during these times.
Furniture is always an important element to any interior design and it is important that it also reflects the message your design is trying to emit. There are two trends in the current interior design climate- well crafted unique furniture and recycled furniture. The former trend is steering away from the recognizable classics and towards independent, design focused furniture that is new to the industry. The recycled furniture is seeing an insurgence as people become more aware of their carbon footprint and the high quality of some recycled office furniture.