Law office furniture often seems to be the only holdout in the march to modernity. While tech companies and even shoe manufacturers embrace the trendy and the quirky, law firms still have a reputation for stodgy design. There’s nothing wrong with dark wood (or wood veneer) and lots of frosted glass. But even legal firms don’t all have to look alike. A law office that wants to gain a reputation for creative, effective representation may do well to reconsider whether its interior design makes the practice look out of touch. That’s not to say they have to remake the layout to resemble one of Google’s “imaginariums”. But it’s possible to have a contemporary feel without going overboard. Here are some ideas that may help:
When you really want to impress clients with refined style, go with the Flo. The lounge furnishings designed by Florence Knoll have timeless appeal. This particular collection says: “We care about quality”. At the same time, it isn’t so flashy that clients will wonder if you are padding their bill to pay for lavish office furniture. The collection features seating options in many sizes to fit everything from a modest reception area to a casual meeting room.
A dark conference room with overstuffed chairs and a marble topped table may look impressive. But it can also be intimidating and gloomy. You don’t want clients to lose all sense of hope when they are attending a deposition. Keep things a little on the lighter side with modular meeting rooms that send a different message: “This too shall pass.” The type of installations provided by MAiSPACE are a good example of how glass and movable architectural walls can offer a sense of enclosure without making clients feel caged.
Privacy is always one of the top concerns for most legal clients. This means the popular open office plans aren’t a good option for clerical workers. At the same time, you don’t want staff to feel too isolated. Panel extenders offer a way to enhance workstations so that employees and clients get the sense of greater control over confidential information. With muted panel colors, acoustic fabrics, and classy aluminum frames, these panels are the right fit for any law office furniture.