When given the choice, people are drawn to the places that make them feel the best and most productive. What we’ve known as the “office” has evolved into a place of social context—way more collaborative than it’s ever been. After all, interaction with colleagues makes us happiest at work. These restorative activities are just as critical to the creative process as high-focus work—and significant for innovation to occur. Social spaces are flexible, communal, and inspiring, so people can pause, gather, connect, and refresh.
Social spaces set you apart from the crowd—to recruit and retain the best employees, and impress customers. They may be indoors or out, often with access to natural daylight. They provide people with options—from lounge areas to height-adjustable tables that facilitate posture changes—and offer inspiration in open-plan environments.
How are other companies using social spaces to create inspiring spaces that foster human connection? Watch this video to see how Convene in New York City draws people together by keeping “social” a priority in their space design.
We invite you to browse our collections of ancillary seating, tables, lighting, rugs, storage, and accessories. Together, they provide all the furnishings you need to bring warmth and comfort to any space, indoors or out. See what products we have to offer—and get inspired.
Meet up with colleagues, or host a weekly happy hour. Enjoy catching up with friends over a meal or snack. Take time to relax at the bar with an espresso. Or find a cozy corner to reflect on your day. Lounge furniture—just steps away from refreshments—creates a comfortable setting that supports well-being, a place where people can rejuvenate and interact.
Inviting lounge settings are versatile and warm, inspiring people to interact. Variety and choice in spaces support people’s needs—from brainstorming to conversations by phone. Collaborate with your team or find a private corner for one-on-one interaction. Feel and perform your best by finding the place that enables the work you do throughout the day.