Office Furniture Features and Workplace Trends 2019-2020: A Dealer Point of View
発行: CSIL Centre for Industrial Studies
ページ情報: 英文 44 Pages
The office business in Europe is expected to grow moderately in the next two years, following a general downgrade of the macroeconomic projections by the principal international observers.
In such a context CSIL launched this survey for a better understanding of the workspace transformation describing its impact on product features. We gathered the view and the expectations of about one hundred distribution companies for the period 2019-2020.
The analysis involved around one hundred office furniture distributors (dealers, distributors, interior designers, specifiers)located in Western Europe and surveyed by CSIL in November 2018 - January 2019.
In particular, THE ANALYSIS CONCENTRATES ON:
The countries were divided into four areas according to their geographical proximity and similar market characteristics. These areas are:
One of the key challenges of the workspace conceiving today is the fact that a relevant portion of people no longer work at designated workstations. Informal meeting spaces are expected to be the office area most in demand in the next two years.
Balancing open spaces with privacy areas will remain a focal issue when planning an office environment. Room-in-room and phone booths are becoming the norm especially in large projects, in Scandinavia, DACH and Western Europe, while this product is less used in the Southern region. Improve acoustic in the office environment will be a major task for customers in the next two years. As a consequence, acoustic products will continue flooding offices. Among the partitioning products, the "easy" and flexible solution will be the most demanded in the next two years. Customers will also pay more attention to ergonomic swivel chairs they will look to more advanced solutions in terms of mechanisms and materials. In line with this, the incidence of sit-stand desks on the total desks sold continues to expand among dealers.
Huge transformation is expected for the storage segment with locker walls to be a preferred solution in future workplaces. Office storage in general is becoming more and more technological integrated.
Abstract of Table of Contents
New workplace conceiving. Key products and customers tasks for the next two years