How to put ’roundy’ humans into ‘squarey’ boxes with some creative office design inspiration…

Commercial space is a battleground. It’s a battle between ‘roundy’ humans and ‘squarey’ objects. It’s time for some creative office design inspiration

Humans are not square in shape, however most pieces of paper, books, desks, cupboards, and computers have a good deal of square edges and tend to end up, well squarish! If our office space only needed objects, ‘squary’ offices would be a great solution.

Unfortunately there are normally lots of humans and not only are they ‘roundy’ they tend to move about too.So we have a battle between contrasting demands of the contents of our office buildings. The lazy solution is to tend towards ‘squary’ and fit humans into it. We say lazy because it’s not really a solution, it generally will cost more, be boring, and not work. But its easy and requires no skill to speak of to produce ‘squarey’ designs. ‘Roundy’ designs do take some effort because they make ‘squarey’ things fit into them, but they are often stylish, they are attractive to humans as they are both ‘roundy’! They can be very cost effective as there are few square corners of offices that cannot be filled, so they can have a high density.<strong>At the heart of ‘roundy’ designs is the basic element of workplace design – the curve.

The best example of a piece of office furniture with a curve is your chair!Generally there are lots of curves in a good chair. To create a good design the curve is used, but not necessarily on objects, but to create the space between objects. A small office with a round table could have round walls, the curves create the space.Maybe you have to be a bit feminine to get that, but any blokes reading this – just think, what can we use the square corners of offices for anyway?

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Kevin Parker

For over 30 years, Kevin Parker, Founder of space-pod, has been a champion of productive and inspiring workplaces. As designer and industry leader, he starts by getting to know his clients, their business, vision and culture to produce working environments that support agile working and employee wellbeing. Kevin is passionate about the detail and delivering workspaces that are resilient to change, harness growth and, above all, where people collaborate, focus, rejuvenate and thrive. Specialties: Creative Interior Design, Specialist in improving space utilisation and productivity, Champion for implementing new ways of working and collaboration spaces, Change Management, Project Management, Acoustic Interiors Specialist