Place shapes behavior, behavior over time is culture and workplace culture is the embodiment of brand.

Workspaces focusing on these things are more inspiring, and improve employee engagement and collaboration. Combined with the fact that we are more mobile than ever, no longer tied only to traditional desk solutions, the possibilities have really increased for where and how we work. The workplace must now compete with spaces like coffee shops, home offices and other more relaxed environments.

Ancillary furniture is playing a key role in today’s workplace design because of these factors.

We’re redefining the traditional concept of the “corporate workplace.” Instead of focusing solely on efficiency, this new approach addresses our emotional, cognitive and physical wellbeing. We’re looking for spaces where we can choose to work alone or together, with access to everything we need to get work done.

Ancillary and residential lounge style furniture applications becoming more popular as a supplement to more traditional workspaces. They are inspiring communal areas where we can informally and spontaneously create and socialize ideas, or where we can escape to focus and concentrate on individual work.

RELATED: Why residential lounge spaces in the workplace inspire employees

Social Spaces:

ancillary furniture used in social spaces

focus SPACES:

ancillary furniture used in focus spaces

collaborative SPACES:

ancillary furniture used in collaborative spaces

Interested in how ancillary furniture can benefit your space? Contact us for more information!

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