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As an absolute neophyte diving headfirst into the world of office interior design and office furniture, it seemed at first glance it was wildly vast, intimidatingly complex, yet plentiful in variety and opportunity. Here are three things a newcomer like me, learned within the first 30 days in the business.
The world of office interior design can seem dauntingly complicated to the uninitiated. The first time I picked up a catalog of office furniture, that was thicker than a New York City phone book, it felt like there was no way anyone can ever possibly learn all of this! Well, imagine my surprise when I learned that not only do the guys and gals at Interiors by Guernsey know the stuff in that 900+ page catalog inside and out, they know all the stuff in countless other catalogs. Interiors by Guernsey has more than 150 years of combined industry experience. These are the most dedicated and knowledgeable people in the business, and they are committed to meeting all your needs and blowing your expectations out of the water.
Generally speaking, everyone at some point has been in a poorly designed office that just felt like it was sucking the life out of you. Some have had the plight of working in those offices for years. I was hardly through the door to an office that was designed by Guernsey when I realized “Wow, this place looks and feels awesome!” The entire atmosphere of the space was inviting and comfortable; the type of office that people look forward to going to every day. It was instantly clear to me that Interiors by Guernsey “gets it”. A great office interior design creates an environment where productivity can thrive, creativity can flow freely, and employees can do whatever it is they do to the best of their ability.
Think an office design project is too big or too complicated? Think again! The more complex the job, the more Interiors by Guernsey shines. In fact, simplifying complex jobs for clients is one of the things Interiors by Guernsey does best. Whether the need is for a four-cubicle small office or designing out a plan for a multilevel office building, the team is going to knock it out of the park down to the most minute detail.
To sum it all up, as a newcomer to the world of interior design and office furniture, I can personally attest to the fact that it can seem like an impossible task to learn everything there is to know. However, whether you’re a client looking for a new office space and are, or a person just getting started working with clients within the industry, the three lessons above should serve you well. The most important lesson of my first take on office interior design is this: at the end of the day, everyone wants to have a great place to work and being comfortable at work makes people more productive. Unless someone steals your chair… that’s a matter you shouldn’t take sitting down.