Going to Work in 2022


Going to work in 2022: the new concept of family-friendly offices.

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Due to the developments of the Covid19 pandemic, designers have once again revolutionised the concept of the office. Whereas in the mid-2020s the office was designed as a large space divided into many small ones, through glass walls, textile walls or screens, in order to provide greater separation and safety, now the trend is towards an office with many common spaces and reminiscent of a cosy family environment.

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Get the look with Dividuals pouf

Why is this happening?
First of all, we have realised that it is not possible to live in isolation and without social contact for a prolonged period of time; human contact is fundamental in professional relationships because it stimulates creativity and the psycho-physical well-being of each worker; mass vaccinations have led to a relaxation of the rules of distancing.

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Get the look with Remnant sofa

Within the new 2022 office, the introduction of a complete and professional kitchen was conceived in order to ensure that everyone could take a break, cook something and enjoy lunch alone or in company. For this project the designer opted for a minimalist, essential and functional style.

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Of course, smaller, glass-enclosed spaces are created for moments that require privacy and greater concentration. Simple, almost empty spaces: just a table and chairs around it.

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No separating elements, no architectural barriers, just the management of a very large space that always guarantees a certain safety distance and privacy but at the same time does not separate people but unites them.

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The Public Spaces of the Future

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The public spaces of the future: the evolution of meeting places in the post Covid era.

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Social distancing will be the new normality (at least temporarily), and therefore our society will have to adapt to the new circumstances that COVID-19 has brought in the daily life of each of us. Public spaces will have to be reorganized in order to accommodate a large number of people in total safety. Hotels, restaurants, bars, theatres, cinemas, schools and universities will be the first to have to adapt to this epochal change and find the best solution to ensure both separation and conviviality.

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Get the look:  Rew collection

Designers around the world and furniture companies are studying sustainable solutions from the simplest plexiglass panels to furniture with fabric-covered panels incorporated directly into the structure, which in addition to providing privacy create an elegant barrier among people.

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Get the look:  Tonella armchair

Innovation will not automatically mean cold and aseptic environments. The public spaces of the future will be as warm and welcoming as our home, thanks to the use of versatile and above all smart furniture, made with materials that can be easily washed without losing beauty and elegance.

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The idea that, for the moment, is taking hold among the best designers is to create small private “rooms” in which small groups of people can gather. This idea can be applied to almost all public spaces, from restaurants to hotels, from university study rooms to offices.

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Get the look:  Cell 128 sofa

There are already on the market furniture characterized by the original extra height backrest, dedicated to discretion and relaxation, offering reserved moments of isolation, precious for a break or an impromptu work session. Often an elegant coffee table, with support and swivel top, completes the comfort of the furniture, customizable with USB charger.


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The real challenge will be to guarantee as much as possible the kind of life we already know in combination with the new safety standards that the various you are going to decide to adopt in the long term.

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