Stylish Clothing Is The New Inspiration For Designer Of Office Furniture.

Over the last five years the office furniture industry has increasingly taken its cues from fashion trends. One noted architect admits that designers are now seen in the trendy fashion showrooms of Milan, Los Angeles and New York where “we look at materials, colors, attitudes, which inspire more timeless, elegant offices.” This article highlights the influence of fashion on office furnishings, noting that a recent window display at the 108-year-old Peabody Office Furniture Corp on Boston’s Congress Street did not feature the usual desks, chairs and file cabinets. Instead, an array of mannequins dressed in vibrant commercial fabrics intended for office workstations.

Source: Linda Matchan, Boston Globe; Apr 26, 2007

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