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What is Resimercial? – Modern Trends in Office Space Design

What is Resimercial Office Design?

As workers are easing back into the commercial workplaces, employers are finding that the millennial aged workers have adjusted to the conveniences of working from home offices and in many cases prefer it to the office. So, in order to ease the transition back to the corporate environment, blending some commercial with some residential design aspects has been a popular design trend. This new category of workplace design has been termed “Resimercial” (residential + commercial). 

Employers understand that employees have gotten used to more flexible working situations, but also that sometimes there’s nothing like face-to-face collaborations and group meetings. So providing workspaces with more casual and communal layouts is a popular design trend to lure them back in.  

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(image: Teknion has a wonderful selection of furniture lines that fit into the Resimercial design category. View the gallery here.)

Some of the unique features of blending the residential and commercial office environments together include integrating items commonly found in the house to the commercial setting. Common examples would include: 

  • More cushioned and comfortable seating and sofas
  • Natural lighting
  • House plants 
  • Wool rugs and natural fibers.  

Another feature of resimercial design is the furniture selections. While typical commercial furniture hasn’t had the same comfort and traditional lines as residential furniture, many manufacturers are adding these new styles into their lineups of commercial grade options. Commercial furniture has to be much more durable and sturdy than residential furniture. So choosing the right products is vital. 

Additionally, traditional layout is less desirable in favor of open living room type places for collaboration and relaxation. This integration of purposeful spaces promotes a less formal atmosphere where workers are able to strike a better work/life balance. 

By updating workspaces to accommodate employee preferences make the work office a place that employees look forward to going to and fostering creativity.

Safco Flex Frame Veer Stacking Chairs

Description:

We’re bringing flexi back! The Veer Stack Chair blends style with functionality: a back that arches with the body’s natural curves to give relaxing support whether being used as an extra seat for a meeting or a roomful for a presentation. Its fluid movements result in superior comfort and adaptability across your workspace.
You would never expect this much comfort and flexibility from a stack chair. Veer Stack has got your back.
Features non-marring floor glides; can stack up to 12 high on the floor and 28 high on a cart.
Available: 100

Steelcase Answer 7×7

Overall Dimensions:
66″ tall panels / some 54″ height panels are available
100 complete stations available
Endless possible configurations
Individual workspaces or collaborative spaces

Each station includes:
1-BBF Pedestal
1- Pelican Center Drawer
1- 36″ Radius Front Binder Bin w/task light
Transitional surfaces from 24″ to 30″
Powered Spines
Available w/ slat wall tiles and accessories

Total available: 100 / 4 minimum order

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Herman Miller Ambi Chairs

The Ambi office chair is simple, yet effective. You’ll love the feel of this ergonomically designed desk chair, as well as its adjustable tilt and height features. Herman Miller’s Ambi chair is designed to hug the contour of your spine, and its unique H-shape provides flexibility as you lean and move. This shape also helps to provide air circulation, keeping your back cool, even when the office is hot. These Armless chairs are perfect for use at a desk or as conference room seating.

Current inventory available: 24

Current availability is 15 qty. For immediate pricing on this product please call us at: (503) 641-6914.

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