LifeCycle & Furniture Trend ⸻
1. Design for safety At pre-pandemic, the office safety issue was worker health and safety standards. However, at present, it is necessary to prepare for a multifaceted and systematic approach to minimizing the spread of disease and providing a feeling of air quality, office density, furniture arrangement, separation conditions, materials, hygiene, sensors, hands-free, and safety.
2. Design for Productivity When designing an office in the past, the efficiency aspect was considered preferentially. However, for now, it is necessary to implement a multifunctional space that supports collaboration and concentration. Although this point was introduced through various office environment seminars in Korea, face-to-face collaboration, non-face-to-face collaboration, personal privacy, and mobility flexibility are required.
3. Design for strong community passion The office not only needs to redefine the purpose of office as not just a place to work but also a place where social assets are infrastructure and a place that evokes a sense of purpose and belonging. For example, there should be value creation in terms of vitality, inclusion, trust, resilience, and environmental-social impact.
4. Design for flexibility Flexible architectural elements, complexity, and mobility will be further expanded. If the keywords are the furniture trend will be defined around well-being, experience, lifestyle, design, ergonomics, comfort, safety, and harmony.