Many of us, who have found our lives significantly impacted by the pandemic sweeping across the globe, have found ourselves waiting endlessly for that moment when things will return to normal. In the last weeks, it has become clear that many norms of the office will change. And company leaders, building owners and designers are already anticipating changes in how offices will look, once the shelter-in-place orders have been lifted, and employees begin transitioning back to work.
In 2020 we have seen the collaborative office furniture trend reach new heights, with intuitive and fun furniture lines that are designed specifically to enhance employee engagement. No longer a fleeting buzzword, at every price point your team can bring a “collaborative space” into your office. At OFH, our team has compiled a list of some of our favorite lines from the last year, from café seating to lounge, that focuses on the “third spaces” that have emerged in offices, to tackle the necessity in today’s offices for communication and connection.
Welcome to 2020. And while there are no flying rocket cars or space shuttles to Mars, we’re at least happy to report that we have the technology to keep our offices quiet with office phone booths, noise-canceling headphones and more. But the question is: have our offices caught up with the times?
In the last few months, our experienced team of Sales Executives and Designers has been busy at work creating truly beautiful and outstanding office design solutions for our clients. Of the highlighted projects in this post, we recently furnished L.H. Frishkoff & Company, Foley Mansfield, the Dearie Law Firm, as well as multiple offices for a prominent NYC landlord. Visit our PROJECTS PAGE to see our complete list of projects.
On September 17th, 2019, OFH CEO Marc Schwartzberg moderated at a panel, “Adaptive Footprint: Next-Generation Workplace Strategy & Office Design” at RETHINK OFFICE: NEW YORK’S SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2019 EVENT. The event covered important topics the NYC commercial real estate market is faced with from office building design and cost saving initiatives, to workplace strategy and data.
Commercial real estate brokers in New York City have a particularly challenging job. They are tasked with finding great space options for reasonable prices and convincing tenants to close on offers. It’s a competitive market and getting a potential tenant to decide on a space can be a tough go. That is why at OFH we provide complimentary design services and personal assistance to our broker partners to help make the decision-making process easier.