The trends of 2019 will build upon the trends of yesteryear, but shine an ever-larger spotlight on employee, guest, and customer well-being with a recurring focus on all things green.
1: Ability to adapt to stress
4: Well-being & wellness
5: Absenteeism rates
6: Overall happiness
7: Overall efficiency & efficacy
Macro trends for the coming year include a movement toward experience-drives spaces. Office designers are focused on incorporating functional amenities like meditation areas and espresso bars that improve the workplace experience for entry-level staff and C-suite executives alike.
Another macro trend their experts expect in 2019 is the emergence of plant-based, biophilic design from an experimental principal to a standard for the modern workplace. Incorporating nature-inspired textures and shapes, as well as features like living green walls, floor plants, potted trees and decorative flowers will move from a trendy fashion statement to a near-necessity for the office.
Among the micro trends detailed in the report, moss walls stand out as a feature to keep an eye on in 2019 and beyond because they make a statement and work well in areas where lighting can be a concern. Moss walls and other green walls are expected to grow in popularity because they enhance the office’s connection to nature while leaving floor space open for other features, making them highly compatible with the macro trends outlined in the report.
The other 3 micro trends include:
1: Abstract and geometric patterning
2: Hand-crafted and unique containers
3: Green branding and natural cues
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