When you think about office furniture, you most likely think of painted wooden surfaces, metal and plastic. Office furniture of course has to be, above all else, functional and ergonomic; however, function doesn’t preclude aesthetics, and they often go hand in hand.
Lots of research has been done to prove the correlation between natural, attractive aesthetics and worker efficiency. Office spaces that are comfortable, even homely, are more conducive to better working. Office spaces that are purely functional are not necessarily spaces that are most efficient, people matter too.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Working or professional environments should still retain the air of professionalism, however they are often best when they are laced with comfort, nice aesthetics. One really effective way to do this is to use more natural materials, such as wood, in offices.
Whether it’s for a home office or an office proper wooden furniture can serve both as functional and very aesthetic and attractive. Pine furniture has all the aesthetic of quality wood, and is really affordable too. Affordability is important in working environments, and equipping office spaces with furniture can be an expensive business.
Little splashes of wood can make a real difference, and help to temper the sharp edges of professional spaces. Pine bookcases, for example, can be extremely attractive, and of course they are extremely functional too, regardless of whether you fill them with textbooks, works of literature, or office supplies.