However, we will still go to the office at least a few days a week – obviously, depending on your job function – to breathe in the identity and culture of the company, to meet colleagues, collaborate and to socialise. This will change the layout of the office. We will see fewer desks and more products that address the growing need for agile meeting spaces, which support easy transformation and adaption to constantly changing scenarios, situations and tasks.
Across all new projects, sustainability plays a pivotal role. Designing for low impact materials, optimising manufacturing, efficient distribution, low impact use, optimising lifetime and end of life are important ingredients in every new project from the very beginning.
Sustainability must not become something annoying that comes on top at the very end. If considered carefully from the beginning of the development process, it can become a lever for innovation and drive a new aesthetic language, supporting the use of recycled materials and efficient distribution.
Nobody knows what the future brings. All we know is that it’s coming and that the best way to prepare for it is to be agile and able to adapt quickly.