The Year of the Office? 2020 isn’t it. But offices still haven’t stopped evolving. Follow these 10 Instagram profiles, and you’ll be the first to learn about every trend.
1. With One Foot in the Future
Does the world of offices have its own celebrities? Definitely. And New York architect Richard Meier is among them. He and his team design the world’s most modern office buildings—including the recently completed Parkview project in Prague’s Pankrác district.
2. Made in the Czech Republic
But we also have our share of gurus right here. You can take inspiration from the Atelier Kunc Architects studio for example—their projects have earned them numerous prizes, including Office of the Year and Meeting Rooms of the Year. Keep an eye on the Czech/Slovak architectural studio Perspektiv too; you’ll be glad you did. They already have multiple awards (like Office of the Year and German Design Award) behind them.
3. A Trip Around the World
The Office Snapshots portal is a great place to find the most gorgeous office spaces around. And if you’d like to be able to boast that your own workplace is among them, you can nominate it right on the portal.
4. The Power of Print
If you enjoy keeping a finger on the pulse of the era, you can follow the latest trends in office design at Work Design Magazine.
5. The Chair Makes the Home. And the Office
For years, offices were synonymous with monotonous colors, heavy desks, and uncomfortable chairs. Fortunately that’s no longer true. Today, office furniture has to both serve well and look good. The furniture from global leader HandO does both.
6. When a Chair is Shared
Instagram is also a great place to find your next workplace, especially if you’re a fan of co-working. For example the Business Link network of boutique workplaces offers some of the prettiest shared offices on the market.
7. Let Me Get a Pen...
Offices are more than just walls and furniture. Writing tools can be a joy as well. Like these pens from Papelote, a Czech stationery store.
8. Room to Work
Instagram can provide inspiration both for office purchases, and for minimizing them. So if what you really want on your desk is order and empty space, Instagram Minimal Setups will be for you.
9. Offices from Above
If you’d prefer to gaze down on office life from above, then view it through the eyes of city planners—like the ones at the MVRDV international studio.
10. Feeling WELL
What should all the world’s offices share in common, in the end? Workers who feel good in them. And the WELL certificate acknowledges the office buildings with the best effects on occupants’ physical and mental health. Two office buildings have earned it in the Czech Republic to date; both are from the developer Skanska.