Office Art Is Like Sex Or Music…

office artNice to see Knoll, the illustrious furniture company trying to have the same conversation via furniture that gapingvoid tries to have via art i.e. that enviromeent affects creativity, productivity and yes, the bottom line.

They have a new study out called “Future-Proofing The Startup Office”. From the De De Ce Blog:

At its core, the environment’s job is to quietly enable the success of a startup by letting high-performance happen — particularly in an organization that is constantly pushing itself to new peaks of success. The environment is critical in several areas:

Stimulating productivity
Providing a sense of stability
Fostering collaboration
Reinforcing transparency
Cultivating a sense of culture, identity and spirit
Evoking a ‘second home’ feeling
Supporting talent acquisition and employee retention

The effects of architecture and design (and yes, art) on business and office culture is not new per se. But like sex or music, every generation needs to rediscover and own the conversation for themselves, for it to have any real meaning. And so it goes…


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