As the saying goes, you have one chance to make an excellent first impression.
Planning your workplace lobby requires careful consideration. Furniture placement, decor and space considerations need to be part of your design process to give your office visitors a great first impression once they see your workspace.
Be intentional and strategic about planning your reception area. Here are a few tips to enhance warmth and ambience in your office lobby.
Communicate your brand
Other than comfort and practicality, the lobby should reflect the company's brand. Incorporating the brand and company values through your reception area's design will create a memorable experience for guests, and reinforce your business values.
Other than placing your logo design, consider decorating the area with company colours and brand imagery, such as photographs and signage. Your visitors may not be aware of these details, but for consistent and seamless branding, these elements can make a huge impact.
Provide a welcoming atmosphere
Aside from branding, think about the atmosphere you want to create and establish. Think about your guests' experience when they come to your office, and consider how they would like to be greeted and seated.
Decide what you want the lobby to say about your company, overall, and use that to guide your comprehensive design choices.
Enhance employee wellness and productivity
A study by Harvard University biologist E.O. Wilson states that we are biologically drawn to nature, making us hard-wired to favour natural settings. Biophilic design is a technique that focuses on our innate need to connect with nature. It incorporates outdoor views, landscaping and the use of natural ventilation and materials in interior design. Based on research, biophilic design increases worker productivity, minimises stress and promotes better sleep.
Utilising natural elements in your office will go a long way. Consider placing plants in your lobby or using Russian birch plywood on your walls to create a natural and organic feel in your reception area.
Designers and joiners love our range of Euro Birch plywood products for its fine multi-ply edge grain detail and face quality. The Euro Birch is used mainly for high-grade architectural applications and manufactured using carefully-chosen Euro Birch veneer to create a high-quality decorative panel.
Its smooth surface and strong screw holding power make it well-suited for construction projects that require extra-strong material.
Aside from architectural linings, our birch ply can be used for high-end joinery, commercial fit-outs, exposed end-grain cabinetry and exposed end-grain cabinetry. Builders have also utilised our products for bed frames and open shelving.
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