NEW Office Design Trend: The Cafe Aesthetic

As co-working spaces, office hoteling, and a surge in start-ups flood the new office environment, creating collaborative spaces that surround a cafe or coffee shop design are becoming more and more popular.  As mentioned in Design Trends that Define the Modern Office,

“For one reason or another, coffee is a big part of startup culture. Craft coffee has become a bit of an icon among young workers, and every major city in the States boasts its own clique of independent roasters. Offices pride themselves on serving craft coffee from sources that locals trust.

Therefore, it’s no surprise that the cafe aesthetic itself has taken over office design. If you don’t know what style to go for, just make your office look like a fancier Starbucks.

There’s merit to the trend, of course. Cafes are cozy and homely, yet they facilitate work. Many of us spent our student days working through assignments in coffee shops, and it’s hard not to associate Starbucks with free wifi. The cafe aesthetic is a safe bet for the young demographic that’s the likely target of coworking spaces and startup offices.”

Want to create your own coffe shop inspired space?  Visit our Corporate Cafes Application Page for a few idea starters, and contact us today!