It’s no coincidence that some of the most successful companies (Facebook, Google, Microsoft come to mind) also have the coolest office space designs. It’s one thing to have the best people want to work for you, it’s another to have those people perform in their top gear because of a conducive work space.
From office supplies to office chairs, anything can be creative in the office if you dare to break from tradition. Now, let’s have a look at some cool office furniture items that’ll have employees having that little bit more incentive to clock in to work, or if not, at least steer them away from the mundane and into creative ideas.
Creative Office Furniture
These fun office dividers allow you to bid goodbye to those dreadful cubicles, while still allowing for a bit of privacy when you sneak in that requisite YouTube trip.
It need not always be a matter of making the most of limited space as this artsy, yet practical desk with pullout drawers does. The duality in this intelligent design lies in being a functional piece that also inevitably catches the eye of anyone new to the room.
Back to the Future
It harks back to Hollywood’s rendition of the DIY mad scientists. With the way most things these days are rehashed retro, coupled with how geeky has become the new cool standard, this office desk and chair ensemble certainly fits that very bill.
The comfort factor may be a bit iffy on this artful office chair rendition, but it’s certainly a conversation starter.
Have A Leg Up
This simple chair design gives a new twist to your grandparents’ rocking chairs. With a bit more cushioning, and a footrest that helps better blood circulation, it works both for when you’re engaged in a task, and when you’re on those mini breaks necessary to get through the day.
This simple wooden desk and its open compartments is ideal for either those brainstorming sessions, or working on a group task. You can cook up a bunch of ways to utilize this understated piece, plus it certainly fosters work chemistry by itself.
Doesn’t it just remind you of your desk as a primary school student? Or that rustic coffee table you didn’t particularly notice on your last holiday? Or a four-legged wooden minion? Whatever image your mind conjures up, it’s a small functional piece that complements almost anything next to it.
This nesting desk set fits right about anywhere you need it to be. It serves its purpose like it should. And it has this subtle cool factor to it.
You could place this in the pantry, or a lounge, but wherever you decide to put this flamboyant piece, you’re certain to attract attention.
A simple yet stylish solution for neatly stashing blueprints.
This piece gives an organic twist to an otherwise mundane cupboard.
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This artistic chair possesses an oriental charm that accents any room you put it in.
Another cool twist to office dividers — this has a nice minimalist touch, adds color to the room, and can easily be moved around with those wheels.
This divider that you can pull up, or slide around is just the right mix of simplicity and style.
It’s not reinventing the wheel, but having them on these wooden shelves certainly makes it easier to move stuff around.
It certainly looks like something professors would come up with to discourage cheating during exams, doesn’t it? But this office divider doubling as a bulletin board makes for an interesting piece nonetheless.
Another simple yet ingenious way to spice up the otherwise run-of-the-mill space divider.
This office space’s clean lines, along with the subtle contrast between wood and white makes for a serious, yet relaxing workspace.
Pullout drawer on wheels, clean, smooth lines—everything you need with just the right hint of style.
If the design of a workstation has significant impact on the employee’s motivation and overall productivity, one can just imagine how far more dynamic they can be if they’re given office furniture as creative as these examples.
And while it may be deduced that these designs are hard to come by, people can take comfort in the fact that marvelous ideas like these are possible to execute, and that, it’s highly likely that they’re born in an equally-ingenious workstation.