Spurred on by the ever growing number of startup companies; the way we work and the way we relate to work has gradually shifted and been set free from the traditional constraints of location. Work has become more nomadic, collaborative, informal and convivial. An office is no longer just an office, it can be thought of as a home away from home, a multifunctional place where working is just one of the many things one can do, in addition to meeting and interacting with other people, relaxing, sharing meals with colleagues, or simply having fun.
Co-working spaces started the trend, but big businesses were quick to follow suit realising that these spaces were also an innovative way of displaying their style and corporate values. Cafes, hotels, museums and other public spaces have also taken to the trend as a way of attracting a new public. Creating atypical, convivial and carefully designed workplaces has become a must: the office is turning into a rich and diverse space where design is as important as in the home.
MAISON&OBJET conducted a survey amongst Les Echos-Le Parisien MÉDIAS’ readers in an effort to understand how today’s new way of working is affecting the way in which our workspaces and office furnishings are designed.
Visitors wishing to take on the task of making their workplaces more comfortable, enjoyable and trendy will be able to pick and choose from a large scope of products that will be on offer at the fair.
A 1000 sq. m space – designed by Philippe Boisselier – will be dedicated to this theme which will be divided into four different sections:
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