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Art And The Office Space

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on April 11, 2014 at 04:39 PM

Why would one  suggest doing up your office using such themes, you ask? The answer is simple;  at the end of the day, the environment is everything. How the office is laid is obviously important for how the employees feel while they work. We need our office spaces to be luxurious and calming, just the way we want our homes to be. Nobody wants to work in a windowless cubicle anymore, which is why the office space needs to be fashioned otherwise.

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The problem with most office spaces is that they are cluttered and cramped, interspersed with dull, boring colours and artificially lit spaces. These are negative spaces to work in, and ultimately end up failing on the productivity front. Corporate spaces become dull areas of design, a blind spot in every architect’s portfolio.  What we need is a design renaissance. We live in a world that is often inspired by fine art.  Whether it is a painting, a sculpture or even a motif on the wall, art is everywhere. So why can’t art be used as a trend to devise artistic office spaces, reinventing the otherwise boring workspaces into something that is fresh, contemporary and elegant?

The artistic theme changes everything, it calls for a lot of design innovations; and it transcends the office space to a whole new dimension. That’s what makes it so popular, and we know that it’s here to say. Simple and subtle, the trend does not rely on any gaudy gimmicks, and that is its strength. It’s revolutionizing the market today, creating clutter-free, clean spaces laced with just the right slivers of art.

The key is in using large mirrors to accentuate spaces, and using quality lighting. Sculptural console lamps and mirrors just add the right amount of decoration. The trend is to go minimalistic with the furniture and to make the setup as airy and free-flowing as possible. One can curate art, if possible. The right pieces of art, to emphasize the spaces only heighten the inspiration. As designers, we need to ensure that the art accentuates the space, and not vice versa. Basically, it’s about choosing art with thought, art that works for you, and your work-space. Think of the space as an easel - there is no effective textbook solution to a luxurious office space. The solution lies in creating a space, that is personal and intimate for its user, and that is a challenge, as it is different for everyone. In the end, It’s important to create spaces that are comfortable.

However, there’s always a thin line between being artistic and luxurious, and being garish. There’s always the slight chance of going overboard. It’s just important to stick to the former instead of the latter. The requisite is to keep it simple.

The end result is not only about getting a luxurious chic space to work in, but to create a space that people feel happy working in and which also effectively increases employee output.  An office should be a room that you walk into and feel calm, happy, and inspired. A luxurious, art-inspired office does that - it makes you come alive. If you have your own office, it is very likely that you spend a lot of time there, so it is very important to make it a room that serves its function, but is still an inspiring space that makes you feel good and fresh. A great office space appeals to emotional chords, thereby leading to better productivity. 

Having said that art-inspired offices are the trend, it’s critical to ensure that the materials that go into creating artistic and luxurious office spaces are of impeccable quality. Sourcing materials should be given utmost importance; after all, to get the international look, you need an international finish. That’s one half of the battle won.

 

Conclusively, why would one  suggest doing up your office using such themes, you ask? The answer is simple;  at the end of the day, the environment is everything. How the office is laid is obviously important for how the employees feel while they work. We need our office spaces to be luxurious and calming, just the way we want our homes to be. Nobody wants to work in a windowless cubicle anymore, which is why the office space needs to be fashioned otherwise. How we create an environment that each employee feels at ease with, is the true challenge of office design.

The highlight of the artistic theme is thus how it cleans up the clutter, and strives to create a more positive, and calming work environment.  people who work all day, love the chance of having multiple sitting spaces. After all, moving around can prevent boredom, and distraction. The highlight is that work wouldn’t feel like work in such an office.

The key word, when you think up of the artistic theme is luxurious. That’s usually not an adjective that we associate with offices. The objective, or rather the changed objective of designing work-spaces, is to create spaces that are tasteful, stimulating and enjoyable. It is time indeed to change people’s perceptions of office design!

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