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What is Modular Office Furniture?

Modular Office. Dariusz Jarzabek. ROSI

 

When it comes to designing modern-day offices, versatility is essential. As the way we work evolves, so does what we need from office furniture – and traditional furniture pieces fall short of newer needs. Instead, employers and designers are looking to modular office furniture to create an easy-to-adapt workspace that can meet the ever-changing demands of today’s work world. 

But what is modular office furniture, and how can it benefit your team? Let’s take a closer look to learn more.

 

What is Modular Office Furniture?

Modular office furniture is a diverse category of workspace furniture specifically designed for easy assembly and disassembly, with the versatility to be used in a broad range of configurations. 

With modular office furniture, you can effortlessly modify a workspace layout to suit changing needs and occasions. Depending on your preferences, goals, and needs, modular furniture can be combined or used individually. 

 

Types of Modular Office Furniture

There are modular systems for virtually every type of furniture found in an office, from the reception lobby or executive offices to the main workspaces. And because modular furniture is designed to be exceptionally flexible, there are few “rules” as to which pieces can be used and where.

Here are some of the most common types and categories of modular office furniture.

Cubicles

Far from the outdated “cubicle farms” of the past, modular cubicles can be customized according to the needs of a modern office. 

With a modular cubicle system, you can choose from different panels to configure set-ups of various sizes and shapes, including rectangular, square, or circular. Depending on your ideal workspace environment, you might select full- or half-height cubicle walls or even use semi-private glass panels to separate cubicles while maintaining a collaborative environment. 

Even options for remanufactured, refurbished modular cubicles can be an eco-friendly option for offices interested in earning LEED points.

One of the many advantages of a modular cubicle system is the ability to add on as your team grows or evolves. For example, you might start with four-person workspaces for each department, but as your business grows, change the layout and expand to six-person workstations instead.

Benching

An office benching system is a long, shared table with seating on both sides, creating a collaborative team workspace that can accommodate groups that frequently change sizes. One of the most common ways to use modular benching furniture is with teams that may not work in-office all the time but need a space for when they are on-site. However, you can also use office benching with full-time teams, particularly if you want a balance of function and flexibility. 

As a growing number of companies begin to understand the value of a collaborative work environment, benching has become increasingly popular. It creates a unified appearance and promotes open communication within and among teams. 

Desks

On its own, a modular office desk typically looks much like a traditional desk. However, it boasts an added benefit: it can be linked with other modular desks for an extended workspace, combined with modular cubicles, and completely customizable with add-on components such as filing cabinets, drawers, shelves, and more. The shape of a modular desk can be easily changed, so you’re never limited in terms of workspace. 

When you browse modular office desks, you’ll find that the options are plentiful. There are adjustable and standing modular desks, ergonomic options, and styles that are ideally suited for reception areas or collaborative workspaces. Even our executive modular desks can be built out to include ample storage and other features. 

Storage

Every office needs an effective storage solution, and modular office storage fits the bill. Options such as modular bookcases or file drawers can be linked with modular desks and cubicles, seamlessly fitting into a new or existing space. 

Another way to use modular storage is to pair it with benching set-ups, ensuring that each team member has plenty of storage space to maintain a clean, organized work area. Alternatively, you can use modular filing systems, cabinets, drawers, and shelves to create a completely separate storage system, such as in a file or supply room.

 

Materials, Finishes, and Customization Options

Many people assume that modular office furniture means basic, no-frills options, but the possibilities for customization are nearly limitless. Typically, you have the freedom to choose between various finishes and materials to create the look you want (or get new furniture that fits into an existing style). 

For example, some customization options for modular office furniture might include:

  • Solid hardwood, composite wood, or metal frames/surfaces
  • Cloth-covered walls for cubicles
  • Natural wood, paint, veneer, and other finishes

 

What are the Benefits of Modular Office Furniture?

Once you realize all the advantages of going modular, home office furniture is clearly no longer an option for a professional workspace. In fact, many people are even choosing modular desks and seating to create a functional work area in their own homes!

Here are just a few of the many perks of modular office furniture.

Flexibility

Modular office furniture is specifically created to be a flexible, versatile option that suits every possible need and preference. Virtually any company can utilize modular furniture, but also that a workplace can enjoy the agility of modular pieces as their needs change over time. In any office, the requirements for a space can change weekly, monthly, or over the course of years – but modular furniture ensures that you don’t have to upgrade or purchase new pieces constantly.

For example, perhaps you need to create a temporary workspace for a team that is assembling for a six-month-long project. It’s as easy as linking together the required number of modular cubicles, then disassembling them when the project is complete. Or, maybe you have a big meeting coming up, and you need to repurpose your main workspace as a meeting area. Use modular seating for your audience, relocating the desks temporarily. Then, when the meeting is over, you can quickly reassemble your workstations with no hassle. 

With modular office furniture, companies can easily add to work and meeting spaces as they grow – so there aren’t the typical “growing pains” to deal with. 

 

Customization

No two workspaces are alike, and even the same workspace might require an array of different needs to be met. Modular furniture makes it possible to customize work zones and offices accordingly, supporting maximum productivity and employee comfort. You can create the perfect set-up with modular office pieces rather than settling for standard furniture that is only “good enough,” you can create the perfect set-up with modular office pieces.

Beyond function, you can also maximize the aesthetics of a workspace. Stylish, modern spaces offer a workplace where employees will look forward to spending their time – and combined with functionality, you can craft an area that has it all. 

 

Explore Your Options with Modular Office Furniture from ROSI

Are you ready to expand your workspace with flexible, stylish, and functional modular solutions? ROSI creates innovative modular pieces to suit the needs of the modern workplace, changing the way you furnish your office for the better. Affordable, versatile, and attractive, our modular solutions are exactly what you’ve been searching for.

Browse our full selection of modular office chairs, desks, cubicles, and more, and contact our team for additional support today!

 

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