April 23, 2021

Our favourite new workplace furniture this spring

How will the next generations of offices look like? Our round-up of the latest launches from the top workplace furniture brands gives you an idea.

Our favourite new workplace furniture this spring

The much-discussed future of the office is full of opportunities. No matter what your client wants – more break-out spaces, more sustainability, more of the same – our office design brands have extended their product ranges that cater to all needs. From versatile task chairs made from recycled materials to easy-to-install acoustic screens reintroducing privacy to the open-plan office, and sofas for casual community area, with these novelties, you'll be ready for work.

Verus chair Herman Miller

Black office swivel chair with webbing
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Workplace giant Herman Miller introduces the Verus office chair, an ergonomic design that helps with spinal alignment, reinforces the sacrum and supports the loins. Thanks to its streamlined design, the chair blends in gently with any office interior. The backrest comes with an elastic fabric as standard option, but the chair is also available with the brand’s TriFlex material, which is slightly firmer. 

Cero Desk Screen R15 by Glimakra of Sweden

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In the search for the perfect balance between openness and privacy, desk screens are becoming increasingly popular again. Swedish office specialist Glimakra just launched the Cero Desk Screen, a clean-lined design with gently rounded corners that can be mounted to any desk. The panels are 28 millimetres wide and are made from sound absorbing polyether, which is covered with fabric. 

Ottima Portico Desk by Steelcase

Office desk with wooden top and steel legs
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US office furniture brand Steelcase is resetting the workstation with its new Ottima Portico Desk. The minimalist concept, which was designed to be an option for headquarters as well as home offices, features square metal legs and a melamine top which is available with various wood-effect finishes. Optional add-ons are matching privacy screens, cable management systems height-adjustable feet. 

Kirn Task Chair by Orangebox

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How can workplace design become more environmentally friendly? With the Kirn Office Chair, British manufacturer Orangebox has developed its own answer. Designed around the theme of lightness, the chair has an airy feel to it because the usual handles underneath the seat have been integrated into the sides. It’s mostly made from 100% recycled polymer feedstock, which is manufactured using byproducts from carpet fibre production, and produces 97% less CO2 in its production than virgin plastics of the same type.

Hue 2 Seater Sofa by Naughtone

Dark green tall office sofas
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Offering different desks heights in break-out spaces of offices is an easy way to cater the seating preference of workers. To add comfort to bar-height tables, Naughtone has launched a tall version of the Hue sofa. With its compact profile, the sofa is ideal to turn the awkward corners into useful zones for post-meeting catch-ups.  

Optima Table Screen by Zilenzio

Acoustic office desk screen
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Scandi style meets sustainability-conscious manufacturing: Swedish acoustic products expert Zilenzio presents the new Optimo table screen, available with round or straight corners. Made with FSC-certified wood, the screen’s filling consists of recycled PET fibres that enhance the sound-absorbing quality of the product. To ease maintenance, the fabric cover is fasted with velcro so it can be quickly removed. 

Surf Task Chair by Narbutas

Orange Task Chair
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For Lithuanian office furniture brand Narbutas German designer Justus Kolberg succeeded in bringing the seaside into the office. The profile of his Surf task chair is inspired by windsurfing sails, resulting in a gently angled backrest. Designed to be comfortable throughout a long day, the chair features an adjustable lumbar support as well as flexible armrests and a tiltable seat. 

Hm19n Curved Sofa by Hitch Mylius

Curved offices sofas with high backs
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Hitch Mylius has your back – the British brand has just added a curved version to its hm19 sofa collection, which features extra high backrests to create private working and meeting sections in office break-out areas. A welcome bonus is the dramatic effect of the tall design. Like all of Hitch Mylius collections, the sofa is produced in the brand’s factory in North London. 

Marien Conference Room Chair by Coalesse

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Coalesse collaborated with Israeli designer Arik Levy on the new Marien seating collection that also includes this conference chair. Bringing a residential feeling to workplace settings, the chair features a flexible backrest that looks like a loose pillow and a leather pull strap so it can be easily moved within or between rooms. The design offers many customisation options: the backrest and seat can come in either the same or different colours while the base is available with casters or four straight legs.

Crossover Modern Executive Conference Chair by Icons of Denmark

Pink and grey conference chairs with swivel base and casters
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The Crossover Modern Executive Office Chair by Icons of Denmark offers gentle support with its curved back and ergonomic design. Design studio’s Hans Thyge & Co mission was to create a chair that looks elegant while offering the functionality of a task chair. That’s why the design features a weight-activated tilt mechanism responding to the occupant’s movements and has only two manual levers to regulate seat height and back rest tilt activation.

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