Furniture For Changing Times – The Home Office by Plyroom
As working from home becomes the new normal for many, responding to the rise of the home as a workspace has led to the reimaging of work/life balance. Responding to this change, The Home Office collection by Plyroom supports productivity while also offering design appropriate for a residential setting.
As many of us navigate a changed landscape at home and work, the physical separation that used to signal the finishing of one and the beginning of another aspect of our lives has been lost. Along with the rise in workplaces seeing the value in the flexibility of working remotely, the spaces within which work can flourish at home need to offer a sense of structure and the operational support of the traditional office or workplace format. The Home Office collection by Plyroom comes in response to this changed dynamic. The collection is a series of pieces that are designed to fit comfortably within the familiar residential aesthetic but also offer a framework to build a custom working environment within the home.
With many companies encouraging working from home, the home workspace is no longer just for the freelancer or entrepreneur. Yet achieving the same output from the kitchen bench or the dining table has its challenges, both physically and also in regards to the cognitive shift required to go from the mentality of daily home life to a work-focused mindset. Creating and reinforcing a structured work routine has been one of the most important elements to successfully maintaining a work/life balance. Free from distractions, a space that allows focus, away from the household activity, is key, while switching off at the end of the day and maintaining a clutter-free and minimal workspace are aligned with higher productivity.
The Home Office collection by Plyroom comes in response to this changed dynamic.
With companies like Twitter announcing working from home is ‘here to stay’ a well-planned and organised space and furniture to support productivity are key. The Shibui Shelving system responds to this need in both its flexibility and customisation. The new additions to the series are the tall shelf system, which can be interconnected, and the floating shelf. Featuring brass insert options and crafted from sustainably sourced birch, the modularity of the system allows for a level of personalisation not normally seen within the traditional office. Taking its name from the Japanese term meaning ‘simple and unobtrusive beauty’, the design’s narrow profile and rounded corners add a soft minimal element. Designed for both the office and the home, the products are conceived to be used in the home and the office interchangeably.
As we all adapt to new ways of working, and our correspondingly homes have to serve as more than the traditional places of rest, nurture, entertain and retreat, it has never been more important to carve out specific and organised spaces from which to work.. Plyroom is continuing to innovate in this regard, with The Home Office collection a valuable support through this transition.