Madison’s Office Design Trend Predictions 2019

Our office design team continue to dust off their crystal balls and share their predictions on the workplace trends that you can expect to see in 2019.

Next up is our Workplace Designer, Madison Thomas.

Old meets new: The combination workplace

Last year I wrote about the Hygge trend and how it will encourage us to think about a more textured and tactile working environment.

I still believe that this trend will continue to catch on this year within the office environment.

We are currently working on a number of projects where the rough and worn aesthetic of exposed brick and concrete is paired with modern office furniture and lighting, and it looks great.

This concept is made even better when biophilic elements are incorporated into the design.

This idea of pairing old and new is a concept that never seems to go out of style. And there’s no reason why it should.

By its very nature, this is a timeless trend, since you can make it relevant to any time period by using contemporary design elements in old buildings.


Photography: Rafael Gamo

I would love to see more companies take on this approach as it could really help to bring new life to existing buildings.

Gusto Headquarters in San Francisco is an incredible example of what this can look like when employed on a larger scale.

Photography: Rafael Gamo

Often perceived as quite a harsh style, this rough industrial look can be softened with the right choice of furniture.

This Alfi sofa from Ocee is a great example of how modern furniture can achieve this.

Photo: Ocee Design

If you’ve been inspired by any of our office design trends, get in touch today.

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