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DATE: 06/20/2014

Trends are called trends for a reason, and usually, that reason is that they are believed to be short-lived. But there are some office trends that have stuck around for the past few years, and our San Antonio office furniture experts are continuing to source furniture that is aligned with those movements. Consider these three trends that here to stay (for now):

Mobility

Today’s office workers want to be mobile, and the “bring your own device” movement is the biggest indicator. In terms of furniture that reflects the mobility of the modern workplace, you see more wheeled chairs and foldable, stackable tables now than ever before. These trends are all part of the workplace mobility movement, and they manifest themselves in office furniture.

Open Spaces

Yes, this is the “open plan” office that has made collaborative office furniture so incredibly popular over the past few years. Open plans are not just for tech companies anymore; they’re for offices that want to encourage staff members to share ideas and merge their productivity. Another term you occasionally hear bounced around is “hot desking,” which is basically the equivalent of a large collaborative desk shared by numerous employees. Do we have such a desk available? Absolutely.

Bringing the Outdoors In

Everyone knows this has been a trend in the home for at least the past 10 years. Now, it has finally made its way to the workplace. Rather than feeling cut off from the beautiful day going on outside, employees enjoy feeling like they are part of the wider world while they work. One example of office furniture that reflects this is the bistro set, which may be placed on roof decks – yes, roof decks are becoming a reality!

CBI Office is a San Antonio office furniture resource that embraces the trends you see here. Browse the photos in our gallery to see more, or contact us to request an office furniture consultation.