MillerKnoll: Top Office Fit Out Trends for 2024

If you’re looking for emerging trends in the workplace, there’s no better place to start than with MillerKnoll. With their extensive brand portfolio, they’re leading the charge in shaping the future of office environments, emphasising aesthetics, functionality, and employee wellbeing.

Leveraging their vast experience, MillerKnoll has identified six key trends for 2024, reflecting the shifting priorities that empower companies embracing conscious design attuned to modern needs.

  1. Eco-Driven Designs

As organisations increasingly demand responsible operations, we will continue to witness sustainability advancing from being a trending topic to becoming a fundamental design ethos. MillerKnoll is no exception, demonstrated through their newly announced sustainability goals which inform material and manufacturing selections, and exemplify corporate responsibility for an eco-driven workforce and clientele.

HAY Boa Table designed by Stefan Diez

The HAY Boa Table designed by Stefan Diez is a contemporary take on the conference table typology which showcases renewable bamboo construction aligned with net-zero emissions targets. HAY recently received the Nordic Swan Ecolabel for their Boa Table with linoleum tabletops. Prior to receiving ‘the world’s toughest environmental certification’, the Boa table was evaluated according to different parameters of resource efficiency, climate impact, quality, human health and conversation of biodiversity.

  1. Ergonomic Support

Whether working from home or in a workplace employee wellbeing is paramount. With many employees sitting for long periods of time it’s vital that seating is adjustable and tailored to the body to reduce injury risks and lower fatigue. A key solution is to incorporate ergonomic chairs into office spaces, addressing the employees’ ergonomic needs and with the added benefit of enhancing their productivity.

Herman Miller Aeron chair designed by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick

Ergonomic to the core, Aeron’s pioneered posture-first design by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick epitomises the ergonomic gold standard, evidenced by decades of accolades. Its launch was pioneering in the office furniture industry nearly 30 years ago – and it still is, thanks to updated research and material innovation, including the addition of ocean-bound plastic to the body of the chair.

  1. Technology Integration 

Streamlined and simplified workflows can be achieved through a clear assessment of a user’s workplace experience, addressing their workspace needs by providing integrated technologies such as flexible monitor arms and intuitive connectivity set up.

Ondo by CBS

Compatible with all docking stations with USB-A and C ports, CBS’ Ondo centralises connectivity needs for streamlined collaboration. This helps employees keep their desktops neat and clutter-free, in turn improving the ability to focus on the task in hand, reducing stress and boosting productivity.

  1. Energising Breakout Zones 

Collaboration, inspiration, and connection are essential for a successful business, and these can be effectively fostered in thoughtfully designed breakout areas. Such spaces are instrumental in driving engagement, creativity, and renewal by promoting informal interactions. The strategic placement of furnishings can create a perfect balance between professionalism and relaxation, facilitating both recharging and relationship building.

Knoll Womb Chair and Platner Coffee Table

Knoll’s Womb Chair and Platner Coffee Table duo invites relaxed exchanges within sophisticated interiors. The pop of colour invites a welcoming and creative energy whilst still showcasing a professional corporate environment.

  1. Illumination for Productivity 

Effective office lighting plays a crucial role in enhancing engagement, wellness, and safety in the workplace. Carefully crafted lighting solutions address specific task requirements while also creating a conducive atmosphere. By reducing the risk of eye fatigue, these lighting systems help maintain focus, thereby boosting alertness and concentration during the workday.

Muuto Fine Suspension Lamp

Muuto’s Fine Suspension Lamp is not just aesthetically pleasing, but this uniquely versatile piece offers a myriad of options, available in three sizes that can be hung both horizontally and vertically, and as an ambient, general or task light with a 320 degree beam angle. These qualities make it a design with many faces; perfect for any work environment.

  1. Clutter-Free Organisation 

Clutter can transform a serene space into a source of stress and anxiety, highlighting the critical role of proper storage. Effective storage systems promote security, efficiency, and peace of mind by enabling orderly access to essential documents and equipment. By maintaining an organised setting, these solutions maximise space utilisation and preserve a professional ambiance, thereby aiding workers in maintaining focus and enhancing productivity.

NaughtOne’s Sideboard Storage offers refined hideaways for eliminating office clutter. Equally, this Sideboard holds its colour very well and can be a great way to make a statement to an interior.

NaughtOne Sideboard Storage

By embracing MillerKnoll’s six key trends for 2024, companies can transform their workspaces into environments that enhance efficiency, productivity, and wellbeing.

These trends, deeply rooted in user-centric design, reflect a commitment to understanding and addressing the diverse needs of the workforce. From eco-conscious choices to ergonomic support, each trend is a step towards creating spaces that are not just functional but also conducive to employee health and happiness.

By integrating these trends, organisations can ensure their offices are aligned with their employees needs and adaptable to the future, fostering an atmosphere where both people and the planet thrive. MillerKnoll is at the forefront of this movement, offering evidence-backed insights to guide businesses in crafting workspaces that resonate with their culture and aspirations.

For a workspace that truly reflects your vision and values, consider reaching out to MillerKnoll’s experts to actualise an office environment designed for tomorrow’s opportunities.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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