Today the design of an office can be almost as big a drawcard for future employees and potential clients as the business itself.
“For one, employees seek work spaces that are comfortable and conducive to good health. On the other hand, customers also judge a book by its cover and prefer dealing with companies that modernise their office designs,” says Barry Gould, founder and managing director of CAPCO.
Current office interior design trends are all about enhancing the productivity, creativity, collaboration and health of the employee workforce. As competition for attracting and retaining the best employees intensifies, the quality of the workplace becomes an important factor for any company or organisation. And besides employee preference, office interior design is important for another reason: It directly impacts employee productivity, which in turn affects the occupying organisation’s bottom line.
“Ideally you want a workplace that allows people to focus and concentrate whenever needed, but that also enables them to collaborate and communicate as and when required. You also want a workplace that is physically and mentally comfortable so that people can perform and function at their best. This is what modern office design trends are striving to achieve,” Gould states.
Ceilings for an office facelift
With a strong focus on these trends, CAPCO acknowledges that ceilings have to change with the times and the company has set out to design aluminium profiles which enhance the modern ceiling.
“Our light troughs not only follow the trends, but they are also more cost effective than other standard light fittings, and they are designed in such a way to make the ceiling contractor install the system effortlessly and precisely,” says Gould. “Aluminium is very precise and therefore we also built alignment pins and alignment splice plates into our designs to assure accuracy.
“Bigger shadow lines are now more fashionable than the smaller ones that have been used for quite a while, therefore we created the 50mm and 100mm shadow lines with which one can create a bold statement.
“In addition, we also created variable drapery pockets for 150mm or 200mm deep curtain tracks to hide away unsightly fixings or to construct light boxes if the customer wants to add special lighting or spotlights into a recessed box.
“Ultimately, CAPCO strives to remain at the forefront of ceiling design which puts the needs and preferences of the end-user first.”
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Main image: CAPCO’s light troughs are designed in such a way to make the ceiling contractor install the system effortlessly and precisely.
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