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Are tight budgets still driving design choices, or has some flexibility started to return to the process?

Budgets in corporate interiors remain tight, but the expectations for an innovative workplace continue to rise. As the general population becomes more design savvy and the C-Suite relies more heavily on the office to drive performance, workplace design is demanding a new level of invention. Technology, branding and modular furniture solutions that enable future adaptability to business needs and a competitive edge are often exempt from budget cuts. Bigger ticket items like conference and private office furniture, however, are more commonly reused. As a result, many interiors today reflect the same sensibility that you see trending in fashion with a mix of high and low, classic and trend pieces. This pairing presents a new opportunity and challenge for the design profession that is resulting in more diverse, one-of-kind workplace solutions.

Answers provided by Amanda Carroll, Associate, Gensler.nbsp;

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  posted on 7/12/2012   Article Use Policy