Blurred Boundaries between home and work

Apparently this year’s big interiors trend is the workplace. That’s according to Katrina Burroughs (@Kat_Burroughs), writing in the Sunday Times. Hot off the press from Salone del Mobile, the annual Italian design fair that took place in April, this workplace trend reflects a social change that is affecting many of us: the way boundaries between work and home have blurred, with the shift towards careers constructed from various jobs, often pursued from home, and the rise of offices that look like domestic interiors, with furniture designed to serve as both workstation and comfort zone.

Workplace3.0 at the Rho fairgrounds, says Katrina, introduced the concept of “resimmercial” design, showcasing colours and materials designed to complement this new aesthetic trend.

Futon Company says: We’re always interested in the wider trends happening around us, and Katrina’s explanation is a thought-provoking one. For our part, in the blurred workspace debate we’ve been striving for some time to create furniture and accessories that help to make the most of small space living. Think appealing yet lightweight furniture (sometimes with multiple uses) and striking accessories made in contemporary materials and colours. Check out some of our workspace goodies…

Oak Lean-to Desk

Rubberwood Stapler

Birch Niche Desk and Chair set

Mini Desk

Bamboo Lap Top Desk