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The Big Question

Which sector has influenced the workplace the most in the last five years and why?

28/03/2020 3 min read

Christopher Radcliffe, Senior Interior Designer, Maber ArchitectsChristopher Radcliffe, Senior Interior Designer, Maber Architects

On the workplace sector landmass, the digital native lighthouse is on, 24/7. So, the zeitgeist has never been so well touched with light – all sectors are influencing sectors and all are illuminated together. However, the residential sector is quite often out of the beam as a workplace influencer. Modern House, that arbiter of domestic taste, influences the design community in subtly subliminal ways – Mr McCloud in less subtle ways. The inter-web, with its outlets and inlets, will forever influence. But, the designer will decipher and interpret the languages of influence in the workplace.

Katie Lea, Head of Design, NoChintzKatie Lea, Head of Design, NoChintz

Organisations now better understand the relationship between wellbeing, talent retention and business success – and providing flexible spaces that work well and feel good comes top of the agenda. Hospitality design answers many of workspace’s most critical questions: how do we create a place where people want to be and are excited to return to? Hospitality is often about delivering unique and inspiring destinations that cater for individual needs – this approach has had a huge impact on the way workplaces are conceived.

Una Barac, Executive Director, ATELLIORUna Barac, Executive Director, Atellior

The sector that’s had the biggest influence on the creation of workplace in the last five years is definitely the hospitality sector. From the entrance reception to boardroom and meeting room design, we are seeing the introduction of stylish, well designed furniture, soft drapes, feature rugs; all reminiscent of high quality hotels in terms of the luxury and atmosphere they create. Some companies are even providing client lounges for the ultimate hospitality and entertainment experience.

Lincoln Gibson,Managing Director UK & Europe, ruutuLincoln Gibson,Managing Director UK & Europe, ruutu

That is a big question! I would say hospitality…we have noticed a huge shift towards warm and homely colourways and aesthetics in the workplace, which are influenced by the feel and look you typically experience with hospitality environments. It’s great to see; we’ve had to adapt our designs to suit with softer textures and lovely neutral colours that work alongside these ‘resi-mercial’ design schemes. That’s our word for it anyway!

David Judge, Group Creative Director, SpaceZeroDavid Judge, Group Creative Director, SpaceZero

I’d think it is and should be hospitality. Workplaces and coworking spaces have recognised the need to look after workers with social spaces, and improve working practices with collaboration/focus areas etc, inspired by hospitality. Hospitality brands such as The Hoxton, Ace Hotel and The Line have created a brand experience. The best workplaces create this level of connection to the brand but few recognise this. An examplar experience is Acne Studios HQ, which has been developed with the same care and attention as their retail stores so that employees feel connected to the brand as much as customers do.

Teo Tudorica, Head of Design, craftwand

One important factor that I feel changed the workplace philosophy is the adoption of highly specialised services pertaining to the hospitality sector. I am thinking here about barista cafés, gourmet food or relaxation facilities. The inclusion of places tended by professionals of the world of savour opens up these functional areas, morphing them into performative spaces. They become places of action and interaction at the heart of the workplace.

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