Office Space Design, Cause & Effect

March 30, 2009

When you are planning an office space, whether it be the whole office space, an individual office, the conference room, or the reception area there is one thing to remember, something that you probably learned in school many years ago.

Newton’s 3rd law states;  For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Since this law holds true in everything, it most certainly applies to office interior design.

So let’s say you want to update your conference room.  You get new a new conference table, but you do not update the walls, ceiling and carpet at the same time, or the chairs for that matter.  What will it look like?  Well the conference table will look nice.  But the rest of the room will look worse than before.  This points back to Newton’s 3rd law.  The action that was taken was to get a new conference table.  The equal and opposite reaction is that the rest of the space looks worse because the newness of the conference table is reflecting the outdated carpet, walls, ceiling and lighting of the conference room.

This is why planning an office space is so crucial to do ahead of time, instead of trying to just update it with a band-aid apporach.  If your office furniture needs updating,  chances are that the rest of that space does as well.

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3 Responses to “Office Space Design, Cause & Effect”

  1. Madonewa Says:

    I have a good designer who designs my office, I like the design, Your post is really helpful, Thanks.


  2. I agree that a well thought out plan is crucial when choosing furniture and designing layouts. It’s best to do it right the first time; it’s worth the investment.


  3. […] your office is in need of a redesign, start by conducting some constructive office space planning that will make the job worth it.  First think about those things that absolutely must be changed, […]


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