New Acoustic Furniture Lines Can Make Open Offices Quieter

Open office layouts have been all the rage for the last several years, however, they came with a problem, namely loud noises and a lack of privacy. Acoustic furniture is out to change all that by creating workspaces that are comfortable, private and quiet when they need to be. 

When acoustic furniture first came on the scene several years ago, the aesthetic wasn’t exactly pretty as bold colors such as cherry red, lime green, bold purple, and sunshine yellow dominated the scene. Acoustic furniture has started to grow up. Manufacturers are now presenting lines that are warmer and have a more residential feel. 

What Acoustic Furniture Does

When you set up acoustic furniture, you can use it to set up areas of relaxation or informal areas for team sessions, brainstorming and the like. This type of furniture is specifically made to absorb sound and help mitigate disturbing sounds in open office plans, which are often highly reverberant. Manufacturers have a variety of solutions available to creatively deal with noise problems that open offices create. 

A recent Harvard study has deemed open office configurations to be inefficient and even more than that, leading others to not even want to explore the possibility. Acoustic furniture appears to be the way to solve the situation. 

What You Can Expect

Acoustic furniture should not look ostensibly different than other types of furniture that may be deemed traditional. What office managers can expect when buying pieces of this type are traditional pieces such as sofas, chairs and the like, but that have been modified in such a way that they absorb sound. High-backed sofas are popular items as they may be configured in such a way to create private spaces. Even high-backed chairs are available to create individual private space. By arranging pieces in groups, you can create temporary private zones in offices that are ideal for meetings or other situations that require discretion. 

How Office Innovations Can Help

At Office Innovations, one of our most sought-after services is office reconfiguration. By working with one of our project managers, you can get a design for acoustic office furniture that fits your needs. Contact us today to set up your appointment.

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