Industry News: Check Out The Real Chairs Behind Star Trek

Our weekly round up of industry news from around the web.

HÅG Anova 2030 chairs, by Peter Opsvik. [Image: courtesy Tadeo D’Oria]
  • The chairs featured in Star Trek were sometimes painted, or modified to look future-y with buttons and lights. But more often than not, they were pulled from a designer storeroom and placed straight into the 23rd century, shares Fast Company.
  • As more companies consider plans to bring workers back to the office, The New York Times reports that experts say to expect expanded gathering spaces and fewer personal workstations.
  • GlobeSt.com shares that flexible office space is poised for a comeback, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered new leasing activity and drove leasing volume down 92%.
  • Learn why strategic design should reflect a post-pandemic workforce culture via ArchDaily.
  • BuiltIn explains what a hybrid workplace is and how we can best make them work.
  • The workplace of the future will be designed for homey comfort. Check out these office sanctuaries via Wunderman Thompson.
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