What’s new in office spaces? MillerKnoll outlines the latest workspace furniture trends for 2024

APR 3, 2024 | By Team ELLE DECOR India
Fine Suspension Lamp by Muuto; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll
Knoll Womb Chair and Platner Coffee Table; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll
Aeron Chair by Herman Miller; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll
BOA Table by HAY; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll
Sideboard Storage by NaughtOne; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll

The last few years have seen a major shift in how businesses approach their office spaces. With more emphasis on aesthetics, functionality, and employee wellbeing, 2024 will showcase some of the most exciting trends for future-ready workplaces centred on connection, wellbeing and change.

As a leader in workplace design, MillerKnoll talks about the top six emerging trends shaping office spaces this year. Based on decades of expertise, MillerKnoll identifies shifting priorities that empower companies to embrace conscious design attuned to modern needs.

Eco-Driven Designs – BOA Table by HAY

Sustainability advances from a trending topic to fundamental design ethos as organisations demand responsible operations. MillerKnoll’s newly announced sustainability goals inform material and manufacturing selections, exemplifying corporate responsibility for an eco-driven workforce and clientele.

BOA Table by HAY; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll

The HAY Boa Table designed by Stefan Diez is a contemporary take on the conference table typology which showcases renewable bamboo construction aligned with net-zero emissions targets. HAY recently received the Nordic Swan Ecolabel for their Boa Table with linoleum tabletops. The table was evaluated according to different parameters of resource efficiency, climate impact, quality, human health and conversation of biodiversity.

Ergonomic Support – Aeron Chair by Herman Miller

Adjustability tailored to body mechanics reduces injury risks associated with prolonged sitting while lowering fatigue. Incorporating ergonomic chairs into office spaces helps fix this, in turn enhancing employee well-being and productivity.

Ergonomic to the core, Aeron’s pioneered posture-first design by Bill Stumpf and Don Chadwick epitomises the ergonomic gold standard, evidenced by decades of accolades. Its launch was pioneering in the office furniture industry nearly 30 years ago – and it still is, thanks to updated research and material innovation, including the addition of ocean-bound plastic to the body of the chair.

Aeron Chair by Herman Miller; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll

Technology Integration – Ondo by CBS

Innovative capabilities elevate furniture beyond style to enhance user experiences. From flexible monitor arms to intuitive connectivity set-up, integrated technology simplifies workflows, positioning companies at the forefront of innovation.


Ondo by CBS; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll

Compatible with all docking stations with USB-A and C ports, CBS’ Ondo centralises connectivity needs for streamlined collaboration. This helps employees keep their desktops neat and clutter-free, in turn improving the ability to focus on the task at hand, reducing stress and boosting productivity.

Energising Breakout Zones – Knoll Womb Chair and Platner Coffee  Table

Thoughtfully designed breakout areas drive engagement, creativity, and renewal through experiential spaces promoting informal connection. Strategic furnishings balance professionalism with relaxation to enable recharging and relationship building.

Knoll Womb Chair and Platner Coffee Table; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll

Knoll’s Womb Chair and Platner Coffee Table duo invite relaxed exchanges within sophisticated interiors. The pop of colour invites a welcoming and creative energy whilst still showcasing a professional corporate environment.

Illumination for Productivity – Fine Suspension Lamp by Muuto

Strategic office lighting delivers many benefits – from elevating engagement to upholding wellness and safety. Thoughtfully designed illumination balances task-oriented needs with atmospheric considerations. By mitigating eye fatigue risks that help you focus, quality lighting systems reinforce alertness and concentration throughout dynamic workdays.

Fine Suspension Lamp by Muuto; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll

Muuto’s Fine Suspension Lamp is not just aesthetically pleasing, but this uniquely versatile piece offers a myriad of options, available in three sizes that can be hung both horizontally and vertically, and as an ambient, general or task light with a 320-degree beam angle. These qualities make it a design with many faces; perfect for any work environment.

Clutter-Free Organisation – Sideboard Storage by NaughtOne

Proper storage facilitates security, efficiency, and peace of mind via tidy access to essential documents and equipment. Clean organisation optimises square footage while upholding professionalism to keep workers focused.

Sideboard Storage by NaughtOne; Photograph courtesy of MillerKnoll

NaughtOne’s Sideboard Storage offers refined hideaways for eliminating office clutter. Equally, this  Sideboard holds its colour very well and can be a great way to make a statement to an interior.

By incorporating these six office trends into workspaces, companies can create environments that boost efficiency, productivity and well-being. MillerKnoll leads progress for people and the planet through evidence-backed workplace insights. Reach out to our experts to actualise an office vision reflecting your unique culture and aspirations through conscious office furniture designed to evolve with tomorrow’s opportunities.

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