The lobby is the undeniable face of your company and a great opportunity to make a great first impression with new customers, prospects, future employees, suppliers, and others with whom you do or plan to do business. If first impressions are everything, then the lobby is the business equivalent of a first-date suit. When designing an office lobby, there are two main things to keep in mind: it must be functional and aesthetic.
Lobby design for office and commercial spaces
The design of a lobby should be beneficial for both employees and visitors, so factors such as traffic patterns, furnishings, and wise use of space must be taken into account.
Among the most important factors when designing a lobby are easy-to-find entrances and exits, sufficient signage for direct visitors, and comfortable furniture that is also stain-resistant and easy to clean. The front desk should be central so that guests can find it immediately.
Keep in mind that a lobby design project that functions without thoughtful comfort and zoning will never make a good impression on visitors and employees. Therefore, the design of the lobby is just as important as a fully functional office space.
Our architectural design studio ZIKZAK recommends including in the lobby area:
- Beautiful, comfortable and high-quality furniture;
- The company logo, which is featured prominently in the interior of the lobby;
- Works of art;
- Design that complements the office workspace;
- Materials that are consistent with the philosophy of the company.
Like all fads, office design trends are constantly changing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t include a few trendy looks in your lobby design that will hold your interest over the years. The classic style creates a quiet, calm, and natural atmosphere in your office. The modern design of the lobby is already a space that meets a variety of needs (places for waiting, meetings, and negotiations, recreation areas, etc.). To create a more interesting and personalized lobby environment, designers use multiple textures, colors, and patterns in the same space.
For help designing a lobby, as well as learning how to create a modern office design, contact our architectural firm ZIKZAK today.