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LOOKBOOK THE RESIMERCIAL OFFICE

Balancing the thin line between the home & workplace, the Resimercial office design combines residential & commercial elements to combat the cold sterility of traditional corporate furnishings.
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(1) Stylex Trim Table (2) OFS Beck Table (3) OFS Banda Benches  REQUEST MORE INFO

THE EVOLUTION OF THE OFFICE

The history and evolution of the modern office is a long one. In the 1960s, the drive to encourage social interaction at work led to open spaces that did not allow for privacy. It then began the use of cubicles, but those weren’t very effective either because while it gave employees privacy, the cloistered walls only served to isolate them. Fast forward to the present and the same age-old battle of reconciling office collaboration, individual work, and work/life balance continues but with new solutions — and rightly so. Today, our work culture has never been more different, nor demanding, than previous eras. It’s more stressful and more competitive than ever. People have longer and more grueling working hours while spending their time at a place where they need to have an “always on” mentality. So it’s no surprise why the lines between work and home have been blurred, and there’s a popular growing need to bring the comforts of home into the workplace.

MEET AND EAT

Informal conference tables that double as dining tables are perfect for trendy office kitchens.

Fully equipped Resimercial kitchens: (9) OFS Beck Table (5) OFS Office Kitchen  REQUEST MORE INFO

THE RISE OF RESIMERCIAL

For many, work is no longer a rigid category separate from home, and modern technology serves to blur those lines even further. Innovations like smartphones, cloud service, video conferencing, and other technological advances allow people to work on the go no matter where they are. Naturally, elements of the home and the office have begun to merge together and is growing in popularity as can be seen in living room inspired office lounges, café-style meeting places, and fully equipped kitchens open to employees.

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(6) HON Smart Link Storage (7) HON Solve Chair (8) HON Preside Table and Bench (9) National Hobsen Chairs  REQUEST MORE INFO

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Creating a Resimercial lounge: (10) OFS Tangent Lounge (11) OFS Pillows  REQUEST MORE INFO

SIT BACK & RELAX

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Soften the workplace with fun, colorful & creative pillows.

RESIMERCIAL MEANING

Collaboration is an integral part of the work culture and the Resimercial design places an emphasis on it by making the space warm, inviting and informal to optimize the sharing of ideas and interaction. The meaning of “Resimercial” is to combine residential and commercial components together to make a place where employees could be more comfortable and happy. The goal is recreate the workplace to inspire workers to be more creative and productive at the office.  The Resimercial definition goes even further. According to Wayfair, the definition of resimercial is a furnishing style that brings the relaxed, homey feel of residential furniture into the workplace, popularized in the past recent years. It aims to make work a place where workers want to come in, instead of a place they have to go to.

 

Take for instance the Parma Table by ERG International (Image 12). It transforms a traditional, ordinary worksurface table-top  by brightening it up with bold, vibrant legs.  The end result is a more casual, more personalized, and definitely more approachable workspace that invites creativity and collaboration. 

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(12) ERG International Parma Table (13) ERG International Geometra Lounge (14) ERG International Samba Chairs  REQUEST MORE INFO

RESIMERCIAL
STATE-OF-MIND

By having a softer approach to design & bringing residential elements in, the office can still be very much utilitarian.  When designing a space, remember: form should always follow function; good design always serves its purpose; & clutter is the enemy of productivity – at work & at home.

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Informal creative sessions in a Resimercial meeting space: (15) Stylex Free Address Table  REQUEST MORE INFO

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Setting up a Resimercial private office: (16) HON Ignition Chair (17) National Delgado Chair (18) Nevins Tony Table  REQUEST MORE INFO

DESIGNING WITH RESIMERCIAL FURNITURE

There are four things the Resimercial interior style needs to consider to be successful: changeability, quality, atmosphere, and collaboration.

Changeability is important because there is no certain “look” the layout needs to follow; comfort and character are the main aspects of this design, but what people consider comfortable is subjective. No two offices would ever look the same. Quality is a detail that was not brought up in residential furniture until people thought to combine the residential with the commercial. Residential furniture wasn’t originally meant for high levels of traffic and usage, so if one put a regular couch in the office, chances are that it would be worn much quicker than typical office furniture. But with the resimercial furniture trend on the rise, many suppliers such as OFS, Arcadia Contract, Allermuir and National Office Furniture are beginning to offer lines of residential-inspired furniture with commercial quality.  Hence, Resimercial furniture.

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The Resimercial advantage of having your pets around: (19) HON Astir Chairs (20) Via Seating Meteor Lounge Chair  REQUEST MORE INFO

EVERYONE'S INVITED

Bringing furry feline friends & canine compadres to work can help reduce stress & improve office morale.

A COLLABORATIVE ATMOSPHERE

Atmosphere is crucial for the Resimercial office. While not a visibly noticeable thing, the very feel of a space is what can make or break this interior office style. The goal of the resimercial trend is to make people comfortable and less structured, and for that to happen there should be an emphasis on ambient features like lighting, decorative features, noise level, and temperature. Collaboration is the focus of the Resimercial office design. One common theme is that it was meant to provide spaces for interaction, exchange of ideas and boost productivity to bring the company together. National’s employee lounge below (Image 21) offers crisp and clean design details that keep the overall feel professional, but a familiar banquette style L-shape seating with integrated bar-height work surfaces and stools for creative get-togethers bring Resimercial elements that are never boring. So when planning your next layout, focus on Resimercial furniture that will facilitate interconnection.

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Resimercial office spaces: (21) National Delgado Chairs (22) Arcadia Contract Delen Table (23) OFS Rowen Lounge Sofa  REQUEST MORE INFO

(24) Stylex Yoom Sofa (25) OFS The Edge Modular Lounge Series  REQUEST MORE INFO

MODULAR COMFORTS

Mix & match fun, modular seating for dynamic meet-ups or informal get-togethers.

RESIMERCIAL CHALLENGES

Sometimes the most difficult part about the Resimercial office design is finding the balance between residential and commercial. What makes the space too homey? What makes it too sterile? There aren’t iron clad rules to follow with this interior style; the main point is to bring comforts of the home into the workplace. The surroundings themselves doesn’t determine the matter for this trend; it aims to do the same as all new design movements: break the mold of traditional cubicles and office setups and promote wide, open spaces that let in natural light. There are usually white or plain walls so that it is easier to match different pieces of furniture, decoration and accessories together. Neither is there any color scheme to adhere to because what matters most is the atmosphere and the combination of colors, patterns, textures, and layout used to achieve that. 

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(26) OFS The Edge Modular Lounge (27) HON Westhill Lounge (28) National Hobsen Lounge  REQUEST MORE INFO

POTTED HAPPINESS

Brighten up the workspace with greenery to promote staff wellness & productivity.

Adding Resimercial decor and accessories: (29) OFS Roo Planters (30) HON Westhill Lounge  REQUEST MORE INFO

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(31) OFS Rowen Credenza (32) OFS Eleven Wood Table (33) OFS Harpin Chairs  REQUEST MORE INFO

(34) AMQ 3F Hanging Acoustic Panels (35) Snowsound Botanica Acoustic Wall Panel  REQUEST MORE INFO

TEXTILES & TEXTURES

Rich textiles & plush textures offer the tactile comforts of home to the office.

CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

If you’re skeptical about the resimercial style because the idea of bringing elements of the home to the office may result in workers being too relaxed and unproductive — don’t be. Many huge and successful companies such as Microsoft, Google and Uber are investing in this design and show signs that it does quite the opposite. A more casual workplace has three main benefits: the attraction and retention of employees, a more advantageous work/life balance, and increased wellness.  There’s a difference between lazing around or falling asleep at the office, as opposed to being comfortable enough in a working environment that helps spur on collaboration and productivity. The logic behind the Resimercial design is that comfortable employees are happier, and happier employees are more motivated, driven and productive.
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(36) AMQ 3F Wall Tiles (37) AMQ 3F Wall Tiles (38) AMQ 3F Hanging Panels  REQUEST MORE INFO

A ROOM WITHIN A ROOM

Create comfortable, solitary spaces for groups or individuals to work in privacy & quiet

(39) OFS Obeya Architectural Structure (40) HON Preside Table  REQUEST MORE INFO

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(41) OFS Obeya Architectural Structures (42) HON Preside Table (43) National Collette Seating  REQUEST MORE INFO

(44) Stylex Lounge Seating (45) AMQ 3F Hanging Acoustic Panels (46) ERG International Resimercial Lobby (47) Nevins Parsons Table (48) Arcadia Betwixt Table (49) Allermuir Haven Lounge Seating (50) OFS Resimercial Lounge (51) Arcadia Contract Avelina Table  (52) Rouillard Tara Seating  REQUEST MORE INFO

A HOME WITHIN THE OFFICE

All throughout history, the things that motivate people are constantly changing. In the late 1960s, workers experienced a need for solitude that led to isolation. After that, the open plan exposed a lack of privacy. By blurring the lines between home and the office, private and collaborative, the Resimercial interior style gives people a way to change their work environment into one that provides comfort and informality. Without a doubt, the Resimercial design is a product of our own human desires to humanize the workplace

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Provide your employees with a Resimercial kitchen: (53) Nucraft Baja Round Table (54) Nucraft Tesano Community Table (55) Safco Resi Coupe Chairs  REQUEST MORE INFO

MAKE IT FUN

Bring some of that colorful, vibrant fun at home into the office.

(56) Safco Zenergy, Twixt and Swivel Ball Seating (57) Safco Resi Storage Lounge  REQUEST MORE INFO

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(58) OFS Vide Shelves (59) OFS LeanTo Lounge Chairs (60) OFS Skara Lounge Chairs  REQUEST MORE INFO

RESIMERCIAL OFFICE FURNITURE RESOURCES

A Special Thanks to our Commercial Office Furniture Partners: Allermuir, AMQ Solutions, Arcadia Contract, ERG International, HON, National Office Furniture, Nevins, NucraftOFS, Rouillard, Safco, Snowsound, Stylex and Via Seating