Our contract furniture customers are interested in how we can provide style and durability and our manufacturers are responding.
Our customers are furnishing lobbies, hotel rooms, break rooms, and a variety of lounges in corporate spaces. They are looking for a “hospitality/residential” look with the added advantage of durability that commercial furniture provides.
The industry is calling this style resi-mercial, which means creating homelike environments – where we truly enjoy spending time.
Corporate environments continue to work towards bringing employees back to the office in order to build teamwork and team culture, and the current strategy is to create home-like settings to support that. Those settings also require a sensitivity to lighting and finishes, but the tactile experience of furniture is very important.
So, resi-mercial today borrows from the current residential trends that include a combination of modern, Scandinavian, mid-century modern, mission style, Art Deco, Victorian, contemporary, and industrial, just to name a few. These popular furniture styles are those that people have used and loved long after they were first created.