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38 Low-Tech Co-Working Innovations

From Collaborative Meeting Rooms to Modular Office Furniture

— February 25, 2019 — Lifestyle
These low-tech workplace innovations aim to elevate the employee experience and enhance convenience without relying on automated processes, apps or other technology. Standouts include furniture pieces that are modular and easy to transform while encouraging interaction and conversation among team members.

Other notable examples include soundproofing products that are visually striking while blocking out excess noise and ensuring a distraction-free space for ideation. Cory Grosser's noise-cancelling panels draw inspiration from nature, channeling a green wall and are modular for easy customization. The panels are ideal for large scale meetings, helping participants maintain a noise-free space while making sure they're not disturbing others outside their meeting.

When it comes to innovative workplace perks that encourage collaboration and creative thinking, standouts include Toronto Humane Society's special Office Visit Sponsorship program -- pairing businesses with canine companions -- and Japan-based Crazy Inc's sleep-rewarding employee initiative which helps well-rested staff earn food vouchers for free lunches.
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Customizable Raised Workstations
Customizable Raised Workstations
UHURU Added the MINIM RISE SIT|STAND to Its Minim Workplace Line
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Corporate Pet Visitation Programs
Corporate Pet Visitation Programs
The Office Visit Sponsorship Program Promotes Stress-Relief
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Business Accelerator Programs
Business Accelerator Programs
IDEABOOST Allows Companies to Grow and Expand with Professional Help
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Dog-Friendly Office Designs
Dog-Friendly Office Designs
BARK's Office Boasts an Interior Pets and Humans can Enjoy
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Architectural Lifetime Calendars
Architectural Lifetime Calendars
The 'Eternal Calendar' is Stylishly and Sustainably Designed
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Sleep-Rewarding Employers
Sleep-Rewarding Employers
Japan's Crazy Inc. Offers Points to Well-Rested Employees
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Indigenous-Inspired Inclusive Spaces
Indigenous-Inspired Inclusive Spaces
Ryerson's Wellbeing Lounge Reflects Diverse Needs
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Industrial Sticky Notes
Industrial Sticky Notes
The Post-it Extreme Notes Help Communication in Challenging Environments
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Distorted Office Furniture Designs
Distorted Office Furniture Designs
Return to Default Stretches and Modifies Office Chairs
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Design-Forward Office Furniture
Design-Forward Office Furniture
Heartwork Creates Extremely Durable and Cheerful Office Furniture
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Park-Inspired Office Buildings
Park-Inspired Office Buildings
07 Beach Created a Grass-Filled Open Concept Office Design
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Self-Adapting Office Chairs
Self-Adapting Office Chairs
Herman Miller's Aeron Chair Adapts to Individual Posture and Weight
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Intentionally Varied Seating Solutions
Intentionally Varied Seating Solutions
The 'Wrap Bench' Offers Ways to Collaborate and Concentrate
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Soundproof Office Pods
Soundproof Office Pods
Vank Wall Boxes are Multi-Use Soundproof Pods for the Workplace
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Multi-Purpose Split Tables
Multi-Purpose Split Tables
Tomás Alonso's Offset Table for Maxdesign Encourages Work Efficiency
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Community-Fostering Workspaces
Community-Fostering Workspaces
Studio IQL's IntegriChain Office Encourages Creative Collaboration
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Curvy Hybrid Furniture Collections
Curvy Hybrid Furniture Collections
Jaime Hayon's Curvy Sofas are Ideal for Both Homes and Offices
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Nature-Inspired Noise-Cancelling Solutions
Nature-Inspired Noise-Cancelling Solutions
Cory Grosser's Wall Design Enables a Quiet Workspace
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Flexible Working Environment Seating
Flexible Working Environment Seating
The Flexible Sofa by Barber & Osgerby is Design-Forward
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Shoppable Office Pop-Ups
Shoppable Office Pop-Ups
WeWork Teamed Up with Influencer Shopping Platform LiketoKnow.it
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Bright Homey Studio Designs
Bright Homey Studio Designs
Solo Arquitetos' Office Boasts Plywood Shelves and Sizable Windows
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Modular Office Pavilions
Modular Office Pavilions
The Kettal Office Pavilion Series Offers Privacy in Open Workspaces
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Progressive Office Interior Designs
Progressive Office Interior Designs
Steelcase Collaborates on a Contemporary Workspace Arrangement
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Expansive Innovation Spaces
Expansive Innovation Spaces
The Cambridge Innovation Center Received Funding To Expand Into Europe
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Multifunctional Modular Office Furniture
Multifunctional Modular Office Furniture
The 'PEG' System Offers Customization for Any Space
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Multifunctional Workplace Dividers
Multifunctional Workplace Dividers
The 'Chart' Divider System Creates Customized Workstations
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Modular Open-Plan Offices
Modular Open-Plan Offices
Work & Co’s Open-Concept Office Space Was Created as a Gathering Place
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Analog Whiteboard-Capturing Stickers
Analog Whiteboard-Capturing Stickers
'Rocketboard' Transforms Whiteboards into Smartboards
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Ultra-Luxe Creative Workspaces
Ultra-Luxe Creative Workspaces
The Gucci ArtLab Fuses Premium Craftsmanship and Experimentation
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Social Media-Friendly Offices
Social Media-Friendly Offices
The Instagram Office by Gehry Partners is Exceptionally Whimsical
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Colorful Customizable Furniture Designs
Colorful Customizable Furniture Designs
SITIA Concepts Boast a Personalized Approach to Interiors
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Modular Workplace Furniture Designs
Modular Workplace Furniture Designs
The 'DITO' Modern Conference Table Aids Productivity
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Infinitely Customizable Furniture
Infinitely Customizable Furniture
Francesco Rota's PLUS System is Practical and Versatile
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DIY-Style Flexible Office Systems
DIY-Style Flexible Office Systems
SDI Debuted Its WRKkit Concept at Toronto's Interior Design Show
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Interactive Office Food Halls
Interactive Office Food Halls
The eBay Office Cafeteria Boasts a Smart Self-Ordering System
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Contemporary Modular Office Furniture
Contemporary Modular Office Furniture
Blå Station Designs the Perfect Piece for Dynamic Workspaces
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Creative Studio Cafes
Creative Studio Cafes
#tag is a New Cafe and Hub for Digital Creators in Warsaw
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Minimalist Monochromatic Furniture Designs
Minimalist Monochromatic Furniture Designs
True Design's Line is Ideal for the Home & the Office
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